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, such as 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.
You and PulsePoint AED can help strengthen the chain of survival for cardiac arrest victims. Download PulsePoint AED for free and use it to report AED locations wherever you see one. 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 also logs the identity (Facebook or Twitter account) of users adding devices to ensure accountability and to facilitate AED contest scoring.
PulsePoint AED is a simple solution to a complex problem.
Not only do all validated AED’s become visible in the PulsePoint Respond app, all collected AED information is provided to the local emergency communications center for instant display on dispatcher consoles during calls for assistance. This allows the dispatchers to direct callers to nearby public AEDs when necessary.
PulsePoint AED is a great way to crowdsource lifesaving information. Users of PulsePoint Respond and subscribing local emergency responders all get updated information about the AEDs in their communities. 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 is a simple yet effective way for your agency to start, 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.
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.
One of the hallmark capabilities of the PulsePoint app 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 the potential of this feature. Collecting this information and inputting it to the PulsePoint system 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 the PulsePoint AED app to distribute the ongoing tasks involved with finding new and missing AEDs and to maintain the integrity of the registry on an ongoing basis.
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—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 PulsePoint Registry all community AEDs are easily managed by agency personnel. No expertise is required to quickly accomplish a task. Crowdsourced AEDs can can be reviewed, edited if necessary, and promoted to production status. AEDs can be flagged as Private if they are primarily for employee use and not generally available to the public. All crowdsourced photos are presented for review and approval in the registry before they appear in PulsePoint Respond. And these features mark just the beginning. 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.
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.