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November 30, 2021

Fairfield County, Ohio Wins Inaugural PulsePoint AED Contest

County will receive $5,000 grant for the purchase of public defibrillators.

The PulsePoint Foundation, a public non-profit 501(c)(3), announced today that Fairfield County, Ohio has won the inaugural PulsePoint AED Contest, winning a $5,000 grant to purchase AEDs for public safety staff and/or the community. The contest took place during the month of October, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and was eligible to any community using PulsePoint AED to locate and register AEDs. Fairfield County, with the help of Fairfield Medical Center’s Community Heart Watch Committee, collectively registered 238 AEDs at locations throughout the county including schools, government buildings, places of worship and sports centers. Once the newly registered AEDs are vetted by public safety personnel their location will be made available to emergency responders during cardiac emergencies.

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September 28, 2021

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month and we’re encouraging everyone to locate and register AEDs

With your help dispatch center staff can inform 9-1-1 callers of nearby lifesaving devices.

In recognition of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, the PulsePoint Foundation will be holding a contest throughout the month of October to encourage AED location identification and registration so these life-saving devices can be disclosed to 9-1-1 dispatchers and those nearby during a cardiac emergency.

Anyone who registers an AED in October with the free PulsePoint AED app, or online at AED.new will be eligible to win one of ten $500 Amazon gift cards. Collectively, the community that registers the most AEDs will be granted $5,000 worth of new AEDs to provide to public safety staff or place in their community.

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Fairbanks North Star Borough

July 27, 2021

Utilizing a Full-Suite PulsePoint Integration to Address Out-of-Hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests in Alaska’s Fairbanks North Star Borough

CASE STUDY / APRIL 2021

Alaska’s Fairbanks North Star Borough sought to address the rural community challenges of low bystander engagement and slower response times in out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest response. As part of a comprehensive strategy that included participation in the C.A.R.E.S. Registry and Resuscitation Academy, bystander CPR training, CPR and AED awareness programs, and strategic AED placement, Fairbanks launched PulsePoint May 2019.

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March 3, 2021

Saving lives in Fairbanks, a PulsePoint at a time

Every day, people die when their heart stops pumping because of heart disease and other causes.

In the Fairbanks area alone, more than 50 people die annually from cardiac arrest. Many times, there are people nearby that are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. CPR can sustain a life in the crucial first few minutes following a cardiac arrest. The problem is that the people trained in CPR often aren’t aware that somebody nearby needs their help.

We are fortunate that in Fairbanks we have ambulances staffed with highly trained, well-equipped emergency medical technicians and paramedics, a first-class 911 system to dispatch them, and a superb emergency department at our community hospital. Even in the very best system, though, it takes several minutes for someone to dial 911 and for emergency medical personnel to arrive at the scene of the emergency.

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February 24, 2021

What’s New in PulsePoint Respond v4.10

Version 4.10 was released this week, adding several user-requested features, including the ability to set notifications on or off for each followed agency, agency-specific unit legends, and support for Google Maps navigation in iOS.

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January 7, 2021

Emergency Telecommunicators Need Access to a Community AED Registry

Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) telecommunicators are a critical link in the cardiac arrest chain of survival. Placing the proper tools in their hands can improve outcomes.

The PulsePoint Foundation provides PSAP technology to make "Is there an AED nearby?" an unnecessary question during cardiac arrest call processing while also advocating for broad adoption of this lifesaving capability. Our goal is for the telecommunicator to instead inform the caller of the location of nearby AEDs. Consider how much more effective it would be to say, “there is an AED at that store,” and direct the caller to “send someone to retrieve the AED from the customer service counter,” as CPR instructions begin? We back our advocacy and commitment with comprehensive and accessible resources. By providing exceptional, industry-supported AED registry solutions at no cost—and we genuinely mean free in all aspects—we strive to remove deployment impediments.

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November 10, 2020

What’s New in PulsePoint AED v2.2 (iOS)

We've added a powerful new search tool that quickly locates AEDs by establishment, geographic location, or prominent point of interest. You'll also find a flexible new filter tool that displays just the AEDs or colocated resources you would like to see.

AED administrators can now view and resolve user-reported issues from within the app. Administrators can locate these AEDs by using the “Has reported issue” map filter. Also, expired consumable dates are now highlighted so they’re not overlooked.

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Filed Under: Updates/Bugs/Fixes, | Tagged With: AED, AED Registry, PulsePoint AED

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November 3, 2020

Verified Responder Summit Series: Best Practices

Collaborate with Verified Responders and Verified Responder Agencies to create a Best Practices guide for the program as well as brainstorming future program directions aimed at improving cardiac arrest survival.

Collaborate with Verified Responders and Verified Responder Agencies to create a Best Practices guide for the program as well as brainstorming future program directions aimed at improving cardiac arrest survival.

PulsePoint Verified Responders and Verified Responder administrators are invited to join the Research Group from Seattle and King County Emergency Medical Services on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern as they join PulsePoint Verified Responder agencies across the United States, PulsePoint and Philips in an effort to develop Verified Responder key learnings and best practices.

Topics include implementation, recruitment, retention, and technical program aspects in an effort to learn from the diverse participating agencies and translate those learnings into improvements of the Verified Responder Program in your community and communities across North America.

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October 22, 2020

Updated American Heart Association Guidelines Recommend Mobile Technology to Alert Bystanders

The AHA’s 2020 CPR Guidelines Recommend Emergency Dispatch Systems Alert Willing Bystanders Through Mobile Phone Technology, Like PulsePoint, to Assist in CPR and AED Retrieval

The 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) were just released to include updated CPR guidelines that direct emergency dispatch systems to use mobile technology to activate early bystander response in sudden cardiac emergencies. The PulsePoint Respond app, the North American standard in alerting willing bystanders to CPR-needed events, is currently in more than 4000 communities and has built a network of more than 2.5 million subscribers.

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October 16, 2020

iChiefs Podcast: A lifesaving app

IAFC Past President and Fire Chief Tom Jenkins, and ESCI President Sheldon Gilbert, interview PulsePoint Founder and President Richard Price to discuss the history, success and direction of PulsePoint. This is a good top to bottom review of the PulsePoint apps and solutions along with insight into what's coming next. If you're seeking new ways to inform and engage your community or just wanting to make a difference within your organization this podcast is for you.

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