Pulse Point app will help rescuers find closest AED

Pulse Point App

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A critical life-saving smartphone app is getting some serious upgrades.

Pulse Point is an app that connects to Manatee County’s 911 services. They have had it for about a year, but now they’re upgrading it.

Soon, it will have a new live map of all of the AEDs in Manatee County, which stands for automated external defibrillators, used during cardiac arrests.

“Our dispatchers will be able to see the locations of those AEDs right in the middle of live 911 calls so we can actually give them directions, the caller who’s giving CPR we can say right down the hall there’s an AED send someone to grab it and bring it back to the patient that you’re doing CPR on," Emergency Communications Center manager, Joshua Ingle said.

The other major upgrade to the app is that users who are CPR certified will now get an alert from the app if there’s something going on near them.

This will help save lives if they can get to someone who needs CPR before first responders.

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