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PulsePoint – Lifesaving Advancements

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The Southeast Health Foundation provided funding for another link in the chain of survival for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in Dothan.

Dothan Fire Department hosted a news conference Thursday at the Wiregrass Public Safety Center announcing the addition of PulsePoint. The software allows city E-911 operators to notify hands-only CPR trained residents when a SCA victim is near them and includes directions to the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED). This will allow the victim to receive lifesaving hands-only CPR while first responders are in route to the scene.

In addition to representatives of the Foundation and Dothan Fire Chief Larry Williams and members of the department, Dothan City commissioners Aristotle Kirkland and John Ferguson and Sean Gibson of the Southeast Alabama EMS were on hand for the announcement.

PulsePoint enhances the Foundation’s HeartSafe initiative. For more information on HeartSafe go to https://www.sehealthfoundation.org/heartsafe/