PulsePoint app now available for use in Lenexa

PulsePoint app now available for use in Lenexa
Posted on 08/23/2017
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If you are trained in hands-only CPR, you now can be notified if you could be helpful in an emergency.

Public safety agencies in the Kansas City region, including Lenexa, have launched PulsePoint, a life-saving smartphone app designed to help improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rates in our community.

PulsePoint is a free smartphone app that alerts people who are trained in hands-only CPR and off-duty emergency professionals when someone close by experiences sudden cardiac arrest.

The system works by having dispatchers activate an alert at the same time they send out emergency medical responders. Quick response by nearby citizens in the few minutes it takes for an ambulance to arrive can greatly increase the sudden cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival. You should provide chest compressions while help is on the way.

We have implemented this system at the same time as other Johnson County agencies as well as the areas served by the fire departments in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo.

Download PulsePoint for iOS

Download Pulsepoint for Android

CPR training

The Lenexa Fire Department is hosting two hands-only CPR training classes at Lenexa Fire Station #3, 24000 Prairie Star Pkwy.

Register for Hands-Only CPR Training