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.
Filed Under: Updates/Bugs/Fixes, Highlights | Tagged With: Notifications, Unit legend, Unit abbreviation, Agency profile, Navigate, Google Maps, Navigation, Routing
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.
Filed Under: Press Release, Highlights, News | Tagged With: American Heart Association, AHA, Guidelines, cardiac arrest, AED, AED Registry, Michael Kurz, Alabama Resuscitation Center, Michael Sayre, Steven C. Brooks, Canadian Institutes for Health, CIHR, Queen's University, CPR
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.
Filed Under: Event, Highlights | Tagged With: IAFC, Tom Jenkins, Sheldon Gilbert, ESCI, Podcast, iChiefs
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.
Filed Under: Event, Highlights | Tagged With: Thomas Rea, Thomas Jenkins, IAFC, Webinar, Verified Responder
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 ArrestSALT 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…
Filed Under: Event, Highlights, News, Press Release | Tagged With: 911 dispatchers, AED, AED Registry, aed.new, Alicia Simper, EMD, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, IAED, International Academics of Emergency Dispatch, ProQA, Public AED Registry, PulsePoint AED Registry, PulsePoint Respond, Ron McDaniel, Scott Robinson, Shannon Smith, Sudden Cardiac Arrest
May 20, 2020
PulsePoint Resources During COVID-19
Spike in Cardiac Deaths Related to COVID-19The 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…
Filed Under: News, Highlights | Tagged With: Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, NEIM, Pandemic, Verified Responder, VR
December 6, 2019
Joe Korngiebel Joins PulsePoint Foundation Board
Filed Under: News, Highlights, Press Release | Tagged With: Board, Joe Korngiebel, Workday
August 15, 2019
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Recognizing Several Local Heroes
Filed Under: Event, Highlights, News, Press Release, Video | Tagged With: Albert Hart, East Bay Regional Parks, EBRPD, Joe Testa, Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, Shadow Cliffs Lake
January 25, 2019