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PulsePoint

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Starting in September 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) launched our use of the PulsePoint Respond app, empowering Winnipeggers to help save the lives of those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

Using the WFPS 911 system, app technology, and the GPS on smartphones, PulsePoint alerts CPR-trained bystanders about sudden cardiac arrest incidents in public locations within 500 metres of their location. It can also alert them to the location of the nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Each year in Winnipeg, approximately 1,100 cardiac arrest events come in through the WFPS 911 Communications Centre. Of these, approximately 30 percent occur in public places. The PulsePoint app will alert users to the locations of these cardiac arrest patients so that care and CPR can start immediately, before the arrival of first responders.

Once the heart stops pumping, seconds really do count. While WFPS crews arrive quickly, if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.


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In Canada, 35,000 to 45,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest each year. For every minute that passes without help, the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest drops by about 10 percent. (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada)


Research Study

With the launch of PulsePoint pilot in Winnipeg, WFPS joins several first responder agencies in participating in a study funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to examine whether PulsePoint can increase the incidence of bystander CPR at cardiac arrests in public places, and ultimately increase survival rates.

The study will pool data from all participating Canadian agencies to determine if PulsePoint notifications increase the incidence and speed of bystander CPR delivery, which is known to be a critical factor in cardiac arrest survival. Studies such as this one are typically done in order to maximize the benefits of new technology


Last update: Sept 16, 2019

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