PulsePoint AED Registry now in ProQAWe guide callers to the nearest AEDs
Now emergency medical dispatchers can quickly direct 911 callers to the closest automated external defibrillator (AED) from within ProQA ® to help with sudden cardiac arrest emergencies.
New AED Geolocation Capability
Priority Dispatch ® and the PulsePoint Foundation have implemented an AED geolocation integration that allows dispatchers to inform callers of the location of AEDs while using existing medical dispatch protocols within Priority Dispatch’s ProQA software, with no changes to workflow—saving critical time during life-threatening emergencies. In the past EMDs have had to ask callers if there was a known AED nearby.
Higher Survival Rates
Each year in the U.S., there are approximately 360,000 Emergency Medical Services (EMS)-assessed cardiac arrests outside of a hospital and on average, less than 10 percent of victims survive.
In these instances, the keys to survival are:
- Early recognition
- Early CPR
- Early defibrillation
Action taken by bystanders prior to the arrival of EMS results in victims being two to three times more likely to survive.
How AED’s are Added and Vetted
- Anyone can add an AED location to the public registry by downloading the PulsePoint AED app or by simply visiting the website aed.new.
- AEDs are vetted by local authorities before they are shared with dispatchers via ProQA or users of PulsePoint Respond, the companion app to PulsePoint AED.
Feedback from an Early Adopter, Manatee County, FL
“The combination of ProQA and PulsePoint puts our dispatchers in a great position to guide bystander response to sudden cardiac arrest,” said Josh Ingle, Administrative Specialist with Manatee County’s ECC. “This really empowers our dispatchers and citizens to make a difference.”
How 911 dispatchers can save time and lives via the ProQA/PulsePoint integration
- Hosted by Priority Dispatch in collaboration with PulsePoint Foundation
- Speakers include Josh Ingle, Administrative Specialist with the Emergency Communications Center in Manatee County, Fla., Richard Price, president of the California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit PulsePoint Foundation and Alicia Simper, Sales Operations Manager with Priority Dispatch.