Tagged with: Verified Responder

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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 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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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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October 10, 2018

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Releases Position Statement on the Use of Mobile Technology to Help Save Lives Threatened by Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has announced its support of mobile apps designed to engage CPR-trained individuals through a position statement adopted by its board and released to the public today, during Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, an official national observance. PulsePoint is highlighted as an app that has great potential to increase bystander response and initiation of CPR and AED use. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation announced its support of mobile apps designed to engage CPR-trained individuals, such as PulsePoint, through a position statement adopted by its board…

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May 22, 2018

IAFC Recommends Use of Mobile Technology to Activate Citizens and First Responders to Improve Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

CHANTILLY, Va. (May 22, 2018) —The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) supports the use of mobile technology for citizen response in conjunction with community cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) programs. In a Position Statement adopted May 9, the IAFC Board of Directors cited the PulsePoint mobile phone application (app) as a unique solution to increase survival from sudden cardiac arrest by bridging the gap between a cardiac arrest event and arrival of medical assistance. According to the Position Statement, “Applications such as…

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September 26, 2017

Off-Duty Firefighters Partner with National Pilot Program to Save Lives

Madison, WI – A new pilot program will allow off-duty City of Madison firefighters and paramedics to provide life-saving care when someone experiences a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in their home.Madison only fourth city nationally to participate The PulsePoint Verified Responder Pilot Program launches in Madison through a partnership of the PulsePoint Foundation, Madison Fire Department, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 311, and automated external defibrillator (AED) manufacturer Philips. “With Verified Responder, we now have the new opportunity to send off-duty…

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September 6, 2017

Off-Duty Professional Firefighters Partner with National Pilot Program to Save Lives

Spokane, Wash – Spokane County is the third of four sites in the United States selected for a pilot program to utilize off-duty professional firefighters in response to cardiac arrest calls in public and private settings. The PulsePoint Verified Responder Pilot Program is being launched in Spokane through a partnership of the PulsePoint Foundation, Spokane Fire Department, Spokane Valley Fire Department, International Association of Firefighters Locals 29, 876 and 3701, and automated external defibrillator (AED) manufacturer Philips. The first two pilot sites for the Verified Responder…

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June 8, 2017

New Program Combines Off-Duty Professional Firefighters, Technology, and Defibrillators to help Save Lives

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (June 8, 2017): Sioux Falls will be the second site in the United States selected for a pilot program to utilize off-duty professional firefighters in response to cardiac arrest calls in public and private settings. The Verified Responder Pilot Program is being launched in Sioux Falls through a partnership of the PulsePoint Foundation, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, International Association of Firefighters Local 814, and automated external defibrillator (AED) manufacturer Philips. The first pilot site for the Verified Responder program was implemented earlier this year…

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February 14, 2017

Pilot Program Leverages Off-Duty Professional Firefighters, Technology and Defibrillators to Save Lives

Each year, approximately 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital setting in the United States. Nearly 90 percent of these events prove fatal, and the chance of survival decreases by ten percent with every passing minute without CPR.* Though survival rates in the Northwest exceed the national average, a coalition of professional first responders, clinicians, researchers and a leading medical equipment manufacturer aim to make the region the frontrunner in cardiac arrest response and survival. The PulsePoint Foundation, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, International Association of…

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