Are you trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ?
Early application of bystander CPR and defibrillation from an AED dramatically improves a person's chance of surviving a Sudden Cardiac arrest.
The Department of Public Safety is taking steps to improve the chances of survival for people who suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in Montgomery County.
The PulsePoint Respond app will alert you to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in your immediate vicinity so that you can begin CPR in the critical lifesaving minutes before EMS arrives.
With the app on your phone - an ambulance is dispatched to someone suffering from SCA within a quarter-mile of your location. The app will sound a distinctive tone and a map will pop up showing the reported location of the victim.
The app will also show the location of the nearest Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) registered in the county’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.
Here's how it works:
Help us find AEDS throughout the County
PulsePoint AED is another app that will crowd source and track AEDs throughout the county.
With PulsePointAED, people can report the locations of publicly accessible AEDs anywhere in Montgomery County. These AEDs can help save lives.
Users enter a description of the AED’s location and snap a picture of it. The information is stored for local authorities to verify. Once verified, the information will be made available in the CAD and to PulsePoint Respond users.
Download both pulsepoint apps today
We encourage anyone in Montgomery County who is CPR trained, especially first responders and health care professionals, to download and begin using the free PulsePoint apps. They are available for iPhone and Android and can be downloaded from the iTunes Store and Google Play or by following this link: http://www.pulsepoint.org/download/
If you would like to be trained in CPR and use of AEDs, courses that are nearby and convenient to you can be found here.