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Zetron Joins with PulsePoint to Help Save Lives
Zetron, a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions worldwide, announced that its MAX Call-Taking system can be used directly with the PulsePoint CPR incident-notification network. With MAX Call-Taking, a CAD system is not required for PulsePoint integration, making this an affordable solution for public-safety agencies on a tight budget.
PulsePoint’s free-to-download mobile application enables CPR-trained citizen volunteers to provide lifesaving assistance to victims who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest in a public place. When a public-safety agency implements the PulsePoint notification system within their jurisdiction, they can provide real-time CPR alerts to volunteers by routing the medical emergency information through the PulsePoint network.
How PulsePoint CPR notification works
- A person suffers sudden cardiac arrest; a bystander calls 9-1-1.
- The 9-1-1 dispatcher takes the call and selects a medical-emergency event on the MAX Call-Taking system. MAX Call-Taking then transmits this information to PulsePoint. MAX Call-Taking is unique in that a CAD system is not required for successful integration with PulsePoint.
- The PulsePoint server consults its geo-spatial database of CPR-trained volunteer citizen responders. Those currently in close proximity to the incident receive a “CPR Needed” alert on their mobile device that includes the location of the victim and any automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the vicinity.
- An alerted volunteer rushes to the scene and initiates CPR in the critical minutes before the emergency medical services crew arrives. This greatly improves the victim’s chances of survival.
For more information about Zetron see: www.zetron.com
For more information about PulsePoint Foundation, see: www.pulsepoint.org
- Corporate News/9-1-1magazine.com (via Zetron, 3/13/14)