Fast Heart Attack Response Through An App

Jan 20, 2017

A friend collapses, complaining of chest pain.  You reach for the phone, call 911, and activate an app that finds people nearby who know CPR. 


This is not science fiction, it is an existing app called Pulsepoint

Emergency medical crews in Jackson County are embracing Pulsepoint as a way to get medical help to heart attack patients faster.  The program launches in Jackson County February 1st.

Guests are Rogue Valley cardiologist Dr. Brian Gross and Ashley Lara from Jackson County Fire District 3.

Also mentioned: the Heart Map Challenge, to help locate portable AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) in Jackson County.