PulsePoint AED Overview


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When a cardiac emergency strikes, finding an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can help save a life. But that takes knowing where AEDs are located. PulsePoint AED lets you report and update AED locations so that emergency responders – nearby citizens trained in CPR or local firefighters, police or medics -- can find an AED close to them when a cardiac emergency occurs.

You and PulsePoint AED can help strengthen the chain of survival for cardiac arrest victims. Download PulsePoint AED for free and use it to report AED locations wherever you see one. Snap a picture, make some quick notes, and the information is stored for local authorities to verify. After that, the AED location data is made available to anyone using the PulsePoint citizen responder app (also available for free in the App Store). PulsePoint Respond is the app that alerts citizen responders who know CPR to local emergencies near them and also to the location of the nearest AED.

Not only do all validated AED’s become visible in the PulsePoint Respond app, all collected AED information is provided to the local emergency communications center for instant display on dispatcher consoles during calls for assistance. This allows the dispatchers to direct callers to nearby public AEDs when necessary.

PulsePoint AED is a great way to crowd-source lifesaving information. Users of PulsePoint Respond and subscribing local emergency responders all get updated information about the AEDs in their communities. With PulsePoint AED and PulsePoint Respond, citizens, responders, and care providers can work together in their communities to help victims in a cardiac emergency.

PulsePoint AED and PulsePoint Respond are produced by the PulsePoint Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering everyday citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Engineering for the applications is provided by skilled volunteers from Workday, Inc. and are marketed and implemented by Physio-Control, Inc. makers of Lifesaving Tools for Lifesaving Teams since 1955.

For more information, visit our web site at www.pulsepoint.org or contact us at info@pulsepoint.org.

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PulsePoint AED Overview

  1. 1. One of the greatest challenges of a PulsePoint implementation is the lack of local AED location information. This can be a significant hurdle to overcome – especially in very large systems.
  2. 2. Introducing PulsePoint AED PulsePoint AED is a companion app that allows members of the community to help build and maintain a local AED registry for use with the PulsePoint app and local dispatch center. When a citizen or agency member sees an AED they can use PulsePoint AED to check if the AED is already in the local registry. If it isn’t, they can add it on the spot. PulsePoint AED builds awareness of AEDs and their locations throughout the community.
  3. 3. Initial View Shows user and nearby AEDs Closest AED highlighted Details shown in “Drawer” Distance from user is shown AED type is indicated Drawer opens to display additional AED details
  4. 4. Business: “MacDonalds Restrant" Location: “On wall” User adds new AED Appears as crowdsourced AED in this app. Does not appear in PulsePoint app until agency reviews/edits data. Appears as agency vetted AED in this app. Also appears in PulsePoint app. Business: “McDonald’s Restaurant" Location: “In side corridor between public restroom doors” The challenge of crowdsourced data Agency accepts/improves data
  5. 5. Types of AEDs AED (in PulsePoint app) Agency-vetted Private AED (in PulsePoint app) Restricted access area Pending AED (not in PulsePoint) Crowdsourced; waiting for agency review
  6. 6. Crowdsourced AEDs Appear visually different Shown as “Pending AED” in Drawer Crowdsourced AEDs that have not yet been reviewed by the local agency do not appear in the PulsePoint app or to a dispatcher
  7. 7. Basic Navigation Pan and Zoom Map Swipe Right/Left on drawer to move between nearby AEDs Touch AED to jump directly to it GPS icon moves map to user Tap to open drawer for more information on selected AED
  8. 8. Agency-vetted AED Detail Indicates responsible agency if PulsePoint production account Photo can be added via app Tap photo for larger image Photo visible in PulsePoint to assist responders in quickly locating a nearby AED
  9. 9. Crowdsourced AED Detail Users can edit/delete AEDs that they have recorded (until vetted) Allows for others to confirm that a crowdsourced AED is valid Photo can be added to a previously crowdsourced AED
  10. 10. Adding an AED User first confirms that observed AED is not in system To add, tap + in upper right corner
  11. 11. Adding an AED Enter business/location name Enter AED location description Add photo (optional) Tap Edit Location button and precisely position marker Tap Update Location button Tap Save (or Cancel)
  12. 12. Moving from Current Location Navigate to desired location Tap Search This Area button This allows you to explore an area away from your current location
  13. 13. Menu Button Icon visible in upper left corner Control of map mode PulsePoint apps can launch each other Social media sharing Email feedback mechanism Account profile
  14. 14. Share this app Allows user to create app awareness among family/friends Message, Mail and social media through Twitter and Facebook Pre-built messages Can be edited before sharing Support for multiple accounts
  15. 15. Login User must be known to add AEDs or photos, or confirm locations Users can login using Facebook or Twitter account User can view AED data without first logging in (just can’t modify)