Priority Dispatch, PulsePoint partnership helps dispatchers guide callers to nearest AED

A webinar will outline best practices following implementation of the integrated AED geolocation plan

By Laura French

SALT LAKE CITY — A partnership between Priority Dispatch and the PulsePoint Foundation will allow dispatchers to guide 911 callers to the nearest AED through an integrated geolocation plan.

The two companies announced the new integration in a press release on Tuesday, which shares PulsePoint's registry of vetted AED locations with dispatchers through Priority Dispatch's ProQA software. 

"The combination of ProQA and PulsePoint puts our dispatchers in a great position to guide bystander response to sudden cardiac arrest," said Josh Ingle, administrative specialist at the Manatee County Emergency Communications Center, in a statement. "This really empowers our dispatchers and citizens to make a difference." 

A free webinar will be held on June 23 at 12 p.m. ET to detail the integration and highlight best practices for dispatchers utilizing the new capability. 

AED locations can be added to PulsePoint's public registry through the PulsePoint AED app or website, and locations are vetted by local authorities before being shared through the companion app PulsePoint Respond. 

"This integration is available today to any organization that uses ProQA. There is never a charge to use any aspect of the PulsePoint AED registry," said PulsePoint President Richard Price in a statement. "PulsePoint is a public, non-profit organization providing the app and hosted AED registry as part of its core mission to improve cardiac arrest survival."

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