Cleveland Clinic in conjunction with the City of Cleveland and five WestShore fire departments has launched the PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone app to help improve sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rates
The PulsePoint app helps improve community response to SCA victims by notifying and enabling citizen bystanders that lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is needed and where someone can access a nearby automated external defibrillator (AED).
“Cleveland Clinic’s heart program continues to rank as the best in the nation and we saw it as a natural fit to bring the PulsePoint tool to Northeast Ohio,” said Brad Borden, M.D., Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Emergency Services Institute.
“We hope that local citizens will join us in our fight to combat the No. 1 cause of death in the United States and encourage everyone that is trained in CPR to download and use the application.”
The PulsePoint software has been integrated with the computer aided dispatch systems in the cities of Cleveland, Bay Village, Westlake, Rocky River, Fairview Park and North Ridgeville.