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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Pulse Point

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Kent introduces PulsePoint, an app to connect and alert the community of emergencies. PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.. PulsePoint is not used to notify emergency responders of an emergency, in case of emergency call 911.

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.

When that life-threatening call comes in emergency responders will be ready. But what if someone was already at the scene, applying lifesaving CPR until emergency responders arrive? The dispatch center immediately alerts CPR-trained individuals of nearby cardiac arrest events through the free PulsePoint Respond mobile app, and also lets them know the location of the closest AEDs.

Find additional information on the PulsePoint website.

Register and get more information about CPR classes offered through Kent State University.

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