(KTSF by Jessie Liang)
San Jose, CA – The San Jose Fire Department partnered with El Camino Hospital to provide a free, lifesaving PulsePoint CPR mobile phone app for the San Jose. Scott Kouns, San Jose Fire Department Battalion Chief explains, “One of the cool things about this app is you can actually see what type of incident that we’re going to.”
PulsePoint is a free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) “citizen first responder” mobile phone application (app). This new app is designed to help CPR-trained users in the San Jose Fire Department service area provide life-saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. “It will pin you if at a certain area or somebody calls in and ask for an assistance for CPR. You can also be alerted to structure fires, all kinds of different things,” said Kouns.
The data shows that cardiac arrest causes nearly 1,000 deaths a day in the United States. The doctor says that the first 10 minutes after a sudden cardiac arrest are critical for saving lives. The person surviving decreases 10% for every minute that passes without resuscitation. The PulsePoint app can give the public the ability to provide life-saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
In addition, the app also provides 911 emergency communication services and gives users of mobile devices real-time access to emergency activity as it is occurring. The PulsePoint app will be made available to additional communities in Santa Clara County over the next year.
The PulsePoint app is available for both the iPhone and Android smartphone free to download. More app information can be found at www.pulsepoint.org.
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