If someone near you went into cardiac arrest right now, would you know what to do?
Would know the location of the nearest AED for rapid defibrillation?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for an estimated 325,000 deaths each year (SCA kills nearly 1,000 people a day or one person every two minutes).
PulsePoint, a free life-saving mobile app, is a revolutionary way to implement technology to get life-saving medical attention to those in need, and do it faster!
“When sudden cardiac arrest strikes, each minute without CPR reduces the chance of survival by 7-10 percent, so early bystander CPR and rapid defibrillation from an AED is crucial,” said Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. “I am proud to join with the Medic One Foundation, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing and first responders everywhere to urge all citizens to learn CPR, download PulsePoint and help us save lives. You are a critical link in the chain of survival for sudden cardiac arrest victims.”
PulsePoint is like an AMBER alert for sudden cardiac arrest victims. It uses location-based technology to alert citizens to a sudden cardiac arrest in their immediate vicinity so that they can start CPR in the critical life-saving minutes before first responders arrive. PulsePoint immediately alerts CPR-trained bystanders about a nearby SCA event through the free PulsePoint Respond mobile app, and lets them know the location of the closest AED.
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