PulsePoint, 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. The app also directs these connected citizens to a nearby public automated external defibrillator (aka AED). PulsePoint is available for free in the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play.
The introduction of PulsePoint to the City of San Jose in 2012 and its rollout to the cities and towns of Santa Clara County were made possible by 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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