Madison County joins app that alerts CPR trained citizens to someone in cardiac arrest

(WTHR photo Kyle Thomas)

ANDERSON, Ind. (WTHR) - Residents in Madison County now have access to an app that can save lives.

Pulsepoint allows everyday citizens to provide life‐saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

PulsePoint Respond app subscribers who have indicated they are trained in CPR and willing to assist in case of an emergency can be notified if someone nearby is in cardiac arrest and may require CPR.

If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert users in the area of the need for CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of emergency personnel.

The app also directs people to the exact location of the closest AED.

Madison County Central Dispatch Director Brent Jensen says they received 348 cardiac arrest calls in 2018.

The Pulsepoint app is free to download on iPhone and Android phones.

Hancock, Boone and Monroe county also use the Pulsepoint app program.

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