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HAVE A HEART – PULSEPOINT RECRUITS RESIDENTS TO SAVE LIVES
Courtesy of the Liberty Lake Gazette, published on June 17, 2019.
In February 2014, the chances of surviving sudden cardiac arrest in Spokane County received a welcome uptick.
That’s when PulsePoint, a revolutionary app alerting responders to incidents of cardiac arrest in their general vicinity, was introduced locally. Responders could include anyone from the average resident familiar with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to an experienced firefighter equipped with a personal AED (Automated External Defibrillator) that analyzes the heart and delivers an electric shock to help restore proper rhythm.
PulsePoint calls attention to a cardiac arrest occurring in a public space within a quarter-mile to a half-mile radius of app subscribers while also identifying nearby AEDs that can be used to assist the person in crisis.
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- Julie Happy