Source: The News-Enterprise Editorial
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LIFE-SAVING APP. In a life or death situation, minutes matter. So does CPR training and the PulsePoint app.
A new year and the anniversary of PulsePoint’s introduction in Hardin County serves as a reminder of the fleeting nature of life.
A partnership between Hardin Memorial Health and Hardin County EMS and county government’s E911 service introduced PulsePoint, a software support service for public safety agencies. It promises to improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rates through bystander response.
Residents trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can download the app and be alerted to emergencies in their general vicinity. It directs people with skills to immediate needs nearby.
Often, they can arrive before emergency medical personnel are able to make their way to the health crisis.
Hardin County is fortunate to be one of only three Kentucky communities involved in the service. We’re also fortunate to have so many caring people with CPR knowledge. The first year goal of 1,600 downloads was nearly doubled. PulsePoint is proving to be well worth its $8,000 annual fee.