Today, June 1st, marks the first day of CPR and AED Awareness Week, and we have a special announcement.
Pulse Point has arrived in Saratoga County!
PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone application to help improve sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rates. The PulsePoint app helps improve community response to SCA victims by enabling citizen bystanders to provide lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and access a nearby public access automated external defibrillator (AED).
The Pulse Point app was sponsored by Ellis Medicine and was collaboratively implemented by Saratoga County and Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corps.
SCA is a leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for an estimated 325,000 deaths each year or 1,000 deaths per day. The American Heart Association estimates that effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. However, only about one quarter of SCA victims receive bystander CPR and even fewer receive a potentially lifesaving therapeutic shock from a public access AED. Improving bystander CPR rates and access to AEDs is critical to survival.
If you know CPR, you can be a life saver. The first step is to download the app!
How to sign up for PulsePoint
- Download the PulsePoint app on any IOS or Android device.
- Agree to the app terms.
- If you are CPR-trained and willing to help, select “Yes” to opt-in and receive notifications.
- Allow PulsePoint to access your location.
- Alerts will be sent for emergencies occurring within a quarter-mile.
Sources: Medic One Foundation and PulsePoint
We will be announcing several roll-out events and opportunities very soon.
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