Be A Life Saver

BC Emergency Health Services has recently launched the PulsePoint Respond App. The PulsePoint Respond App provides vital information in the case of cardiac arrest, where minutes count in reducing suffering and preventing death.

Smartphone users with PulsePoint are connected to the BCEHS emergency dispatch system. When a sudden cardiac arrest is reported at a public location through 9-1-1, dispatchers can send the location to people with mobile devices located within short walking distance. A user with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can then quickly go to the patient and begin CPR while paramedics are enroute. The smartphone alert also shows users a map pinpointing the location of nearby AED’s, which are another important tool which the general public can use safely before paramedics arrive.

British Columbia is the first to have a province-wide program for this public notification service. PulsePoint currently operates in an Ontario municipality and in a number of US counties and cities. The PulsePoint app can be downloaded from both the Apple Store for iOS and from Google Play Store for Android OS. More details on the PulsePoint Respond App can be found here.

Thank you for your support of the PulsePoint Respond App.