Sat10252014

Your Health

ECH launches defibrillator locator app

El Camino Hospital earlier this month launched the PulsePoint AED (automated external defibrillator) app, designed to build the most comprehensive registry of public AEDs available during sudden cardiac emergencies.

Santa Clara County is the first to roll out the new app – a collaborative effort by the hospital and the San Francisco-based PulsePoint Foundation. The app is available for free download from the iTunes Store and Google Play.

The American Heart Association estimates that immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and early defibrillation can more than double a victim’s chance of survival. However, finding the nearest AED can be difficult at the time of a sudden cardiac emergency. The app enables users to report and update public AED locations.

For more information, visit elcaminohospital.org/CPRHelpNow.

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