PulsePoint Respond, a free life-saving smartphone application, is available to the residents of Santa Clara County. The app uses location-based technology to alert CPR-trained citizens that someone in their immediate area is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. The alerted CPR-trained citizen finds that person and may begin resuscitation until emergency responders arrive
Help Santa Clara County build and maintain a comprehensive AED registry
When a cardiac emergency strikes, finding an AED can help save a life. But that takes knowing where AEDs are located. PulsePoint AED lets members of the community easily report and update AED locations so that emergency responders - nearby citizens trained in CPR or off-duty professionals like firefighters, police or medics - can find an AED close to them when a cardiac emergency occurs. The app is integrated with the PulsePoint Respond CPR app, alerting CPR-trained citizen bystanders of the nearest public AED location in the event of a cardiac emergency.
The introduction of PulsePoint Respond to the City of San Jose in 2012 and its rollout to the cities and towns of Santa Clara County as well as the launch of PulsePoint AED in June 2014 were made possible by financial support from El Camino Hospital.
To learn CPR, watch the Hands-Only CPR video and download the Hands-Only app by the American Heart Association. You also can attend a CPR training class with the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or find a list of classes through the Santa Clara County Fire Department. El Camino Hospital offers infant CPR training classes.
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