Manatee County Public Safety Launches Pulsepoint

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BY SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY NOV 3, 2017

Manatee County Public Safety and fire department officials will hold a press conference today to launch and demonstrate a cutting-edge mobile application with the potential to save lives throughout the community.  Pulsepoint, a free mobile app, alerts citizens trained in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when someone in a nearby public place suffers sudden cardiac arrest. Manatee County Emergency Communications Center operators will send alerts through the app at the same time they dispatch first responders to the scene. The app also notifies users of the closest available automated external defibrillator (AED). The American Heart Association estimates that effective hands-only CPR provided immediately after a cardiac emergency can double or triple a person’s chance of survival, but only 46 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims received bystander CPR in 2016. Even fewer receive a potentially lifesaving therapeutic shock from a public access AED. The press conference will be held today at 9:30am at the Manatee County Public Safety Center, 2101 47th Terrace E, Bradenton. EMS teams will offer free hands-only CPR training to anyone interested in learning.

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