Learning these critical life-saving skills can be the difference needed for someone to survive a medical emergency. Many organizations, including the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, provide classes that teach these skills.
Find a local class and sign up today. You never know when you may be able to save a life.
In addition, Riverside is a PulsePoint community. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time. PulsePoint Respond technology notifies and empowers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) trained community members of nearby time sensitive incidents of sudden cardiac arrests in public spaces.
Immediate CPR and early defibrillation with an AED can more than double a victim’s chance of survival. For every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation, however, the chances of survival decrease by 7-10%.
PulsePoint Respond app users who have indicated they are trained in CPR and willing to assist in case of an emergency can be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR.
If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert users in the vicinity of the need for CPR simultaneously with the conventional Fire/EMS response. The app directs potential rescuers to the exact location of the reported emergency as well as to the closest intention of providing life-saving CPR to the victim until advanced medical care arrives.