Help build the most comprehensive registry of AEDs for use during emergencies.
When a cardiac emergency strikes, finding an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can help save a life. But that takes knowing where AEDs are located.
PulsePoint AED lets you report and update AED locations so that emergency responders, including nearby citizens trained in CPR and off-duty professionals such as firefighters, police officers and nurses, can find an AED close to them when a cardiac emergency occurs.
With PulsePoint AED you can help strengthen the chain of survival for cardiac arrest victims. Download PulsePoint AED for free and use it to report AEDs in your community. Describe the location, snap a picture, and the information is stored for local authorities to verify. After that, the AED location data is made available to anyone using PulsePoint Respond (also available for free in the App Store). PulsePoint Respond is the app that alerts citizen responders who know CPR to local emergencies near them and also to the location of the nearest AED.
The AEDs that you locate and report using PulsePoint AED are also made available to local dispatchers in the emergency communication center, allowing them to direct callers to the nearby life-saving devices.
PulsePoint AED is a simple solution to a complex problem.
PulsePoint AED is a great way to crowdsource lifesaving AED location information. Users of PulsePoint Respond and subscribing local emergency responders all get updated information about the AEDs in their communities collected from PulsePoint AED. With PulsePoint AED and PulsePoint Respond, citizens, responders, and dispatchers can work together in their communities to help victims in a cardiac emergency.
PulsePoint AED can also improve the speed and accuracy of collecting AED information. For example, when a user enters a location name, the app will attempt to predict the entry based on the physical location of the device. Begin by typing a “C” and the app might suggest “Crunch Gym” – exactly where you are standing. And when you select the location name from the list, not only is the typing and spelling handled for you, PulsePoint AED will store references to other key information, like business hours, that are very useful when recommending appropriate devices during emergencies.
PulsePoint is also applying game mechanics and game design techniques to engage and motivate citizens to become more mindful of AEDs in their community. Gamification includes the concepts of contests, achievements and leaderboards for tasks such as adding AEDs or demonstrating knowledge of AED use.
PulsePoint AED is a simple yet effective way for your agency to build and actively maintain an accurate AED registry. Citizens can help even before a life is in danger by easily identifying public access AEDs throughout your community. Their direct participation can help create greater location awareness and mindfulness of the important role AEDs play in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival.
Once AEDs are identified their locations can be viewed by anyone using the PulsePoint AED app. If your community has PulsePoint Respond implemented the community-sourced AED locations, once confirmed by your agency, are displayed to responders along with associated photos to assist in locating the devices.
PulsePoint AED also has a powerful administrative mode that allows authorized agency personnel to add AEDs directly to the production registry (eliminating the crowdsourced/pending stage). Authorized users can also field promote crowdsourced AEDs to production, approve or replace images, and directly manage many other aspects of the registry via the app.
In addition to using the PulsePoint AED app, users can report AED locations using a powerful website data entry form. Users simply point their desktop browser to aedregistry.pulsepoint.org to report all aspects of their devices and locations. Agencies receive this information for review and verification just as they do from PulsePoint AED. This URL can be included on an agency website to offer a simple alternative collection method for community members looking to report an AED.
The PulsePoint AED registry is one of the largest and fastest growing defibrillator databases in the world. Designed as an enterprise-class solutions for managing AEDs globally, the registry is implemented as a single hosted version across all agencies—one code line and one user community.
PulsePoint Registry provides complete control over your community’s Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program. Tightly integrated with both PulsePoint Respond and PulsePoint AED, PulsePoint Registry provides a simple workflow to manage critical registry tasks.
PulsePoint Registry also provides the capability to integrate all collected community AED information directly into your dispatch system map or EMD protocol—on existing console monitors.
PulsePoint Registry ensures that your community’s AEDs are immediately accessible and in context with those that need them during an emergency, including dispatchers, off-duty professionals, and citizen responders. With a single version and a continuous development cycle we take advantage of user feedback and new innovations much faster than traditional approaches. Our unified platform provides a powerful combination of mobile and desktop to uniquely address the complex challenge of building and maintaining a complete and accurate registry.
With PulsePoint Registry all community AEDs are easily managed by agency personnel. No expertise is required to quickly accomplish a task. Crowdsourced AEDs are presented for review and approval before they appear in PulsePoint Respond and before they are visible to dispatchers, call takers or ancillary systems such as CAD or EMD applications. With PulsePoint Registry your community AEDs are precisely positioned by simply dragging a pin on a satellite map. This level of accuracy greatly improves the likelihood that the closest AED will be quickly identified by a PulsePoint responder or the public safety dispatcher.
PulsePoint Registry supports a wide range of optional administrative detail on each AED. A site coordinator can even be sent a text message if an AED they manage is within a PulsePoint Respond cardiac arrest activation radius.
The PulsePoint AED registry and PulsePoint Respond app both support the identification of Bleeding Control Kits collocated with AEDs.
“Stop the Bleed” is a campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives from rapid blood loss. The campaign aims to better prepare the public by raising awareness of basic actions required to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters.
To learn more about the initiative visit dhs.gov/stopthebleed.
One of the hallmark capabilities of PulsePoint Respond is the ability to improve the frequency and speed of AED deployment by providing precise mapping of nearby devices to citizen rescuers in context with their present location.
Publicly available AEDs are rarely retrieved and used because bystanders generally cannot see them and have no way to know if one is even available nearby. Statistics from the CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) Registry indicate that publicly available AEDs are used less than 3% of the time when needed and available.
Accurate and complete public AED location information is required to realize this potential. Collecting comprehensive AED information and inputting it into PulsePoint Registry is an essential component of your agency’s implementation process.
We begin by consolidating and loading your existing AED location information from all available sources. We then help you unleash the power of PulsePoint AED to distribute the ongoing tasks involved with finding new and missing AEDs and to maintain the integrity of the registry on an ongoing basis.
Built for global scale.
The PulsePoint Registry API (application program interface) allows our partners, such as computer-aided dispatch vendors and emergency medical dispatch solution providers, to programmatically access AED information stored in the registry.
Most AED registries are aging, dead-end repositories providing little value to the community. Typically established years ago to meet a regulatory requirement, they provide limited usefulness in their current unshared and inaccessible state.
The PulsePoint Registry API unlocks the lifesaving value of your registry data by putting it to use in multiple ways – likely in ways you haven’t even considered. We are continually looking for new and innovative methods and partners to put AEDs in motion during a sudden cardiac arrest emergency.
Powering ProQA with the Exact Location of Every AED.
Instead of asking the caller if there is an AED available, you can easily inform them of the closest lifesaving devices.
PulsePoint AED integrates with ProQA Paramount allowing dispatchers to inform callers of the exact location of nearby AEDs – directly within the protocol and with no changes to workflow.
1. Call 911
Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If the person is not responsive, and not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911.
2. Get Prepared
Place AED next to victim. Open/turn on AED. Bare the victim’s chest.
3. Apply Electrode Pads
Apply electrode pads as indicated in the illustration. Be sure to push firmly so that the pads completely adhere to the victim’s chest.
4. Follow Voice Prompts
Follow AED voice commands until emergency medical personnel arrive.