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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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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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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October 15, 2020

IAFC Webinar: PulsePoint Verified Responder

PulsePoint for professional use and expanded community engagement in cardiac emergency response.

Join the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) hosted webinar on October 29, 2020 where Chief Tom Jenkins, Chief Richard Price (ret.) and Dr. Tom Rea of King County EMS will discuss the advanced functionality offered to agency personnel with Verified Responder Pro, and PulsePoint CPR-needed alerts beyond public locations.

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June 10, 2020

Priority Dispatch and PulsePoint Partner to Help 911 Dispatchers Guide Callers to Closest Lifesaving AED

June 23 Webinar to Highlight Best Practices in Dispatching Citizen Response to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Emergency medical dispatchers across North America can now quickly direct 911 callers during time-critical cardiac emergencies to the closest automated external defibrillator (AED), thanks to the implementation of an AED geolocation plan by Priority Dispatch and the PulsePoint Foundation. The partnership between Priority Dispatch and PulsePoint allows 911 dispatchers to inform callers of the location of AEDs while using existing medical dispatch protocols within Priority Dispatch’s ProQA® software, with no changes to workflow—saving critical time during life-threatening…

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May 20, 2020

PulsePoint Resources During COVID-19

Spike in Cardiac Deaths Related to COVID-19

The New England Journal of Medicine reported a 58 percent increase in the number of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) in the first 40 days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, as compared with the same period last year. Many U.S.-based hot spots have reported a similar increase in OHCA as the pandemic spreads. With social distancing and a reduction in public space use during the pandemic, along with hospital avoidance, more cardiac arrests are occurring at home, and survival rates are lower due to delays in CPR and AED use.Bystander CPR was down more than 15 percent during this…

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December 6, 2019

Joe Korngiebel Joins PulsePoint Foundation Board

PulsePoint Pioneer and Innovation Technology Executive Joins PulsePoint Foundation Board PLEASANTON, Calif., December 6, 2019 – The PulsePoint Foundation today announced that Joe Korngiebel has joined the Foundation’s Board. PulsePoint, an innovator of applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens and professional emergency responders, strives to make it much easier for citizens who are trained in CPR to use their life-saving skills to do just that…save lives! Joe Korngiebel is an enterprise technology executive that has driven innovation and…

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August 15, 2019

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Recognizing Several Local Heroes

On Thursday, August 15th, 2019, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will be recognizing several local heroes who jumped into action to save a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. The victim and his rescuers will be meeting for the first time at the press event. Event DetailsLocation: Shadow Cliffs Lake, 2500 Stanley Bl, PleasantonTime: 10:30 event start timeDate: August 15, 2019 BackgroundOn June 15, 2019, while running on Stanley Blvd outside of the East Bay Regional Park’s Shadow Cliffs Lake, Albert Hart suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. A friend recognized the severity of the situation…

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