We know the difference early CPR and defibrillation can make in a sudden cardiac arrest event. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had CPR training, and most would be willing to use CPR or an AED to help save a stranger’s life. Yet only 11% say they’ve used CPR in an actual emergency. That’s a number we can increase together. The Springfield Fire Department offers free compression-only CPR training. Register now for the one-hour training.
When that emergency call comes in, first responders are dispatched immediately. But what if someone was already at the scene, applying lifesaving CPR and defibrillation until the EMS team arrived?
The award-winning PulsePoint Respond mobile app, now in more than 2,800 communities nationwide, alerts CPR-trained citizens of cardiac events in their vicinity through a free-to-download mobile app so they may administer aid while professional responders are in route. The app also informs responders and emergency dispatchers of nearby public Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Data on AED locations can be missing, inaccurate, or simply not detailed enough to make the devices easy to find in an emergency. That’s where a second app, PulsePoint AED, comes in. With PulsePoint AED, citizens can help even before a life is in danger by easily identifying publicly accessible AEDs throughout the community. Users place the AED location on a map, add business and descriptor information and submit photos of the AED in context of its environment.
Thanks to CoxHealth, Mercy, the City of Springfield, Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications, Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury University, Evangel University, City Utilities and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for bringing the lifesaving PulsePoint technology to the Springfield area.