App Connects Network of CPR Volunteers to Those in Need: STAT

App Connects Network of CPR Volunteers to Those in Need: STAT

“Stat” is from the latin word “statim”, meaning urgent. And that is the essence behind this App, called PulsePoint, which is now rolling out in the Seattle-area where I live. The App connects thousands of people trained to provide CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) with potential victims within the 3-5 minutes of a person collapsing. It’s a very small window, but the denser the network of potential responders, the higher the likelihood of actually supplementing professional first-responders in meaningful ways.

As you might imagine, a service like this is difficult to roll out because of the risks involved and because of governments’ understandable low-tolerance for risk when it comes to managing life-or-death engagements with citizens. So there is an interesting story here of how the organization called Medic One Foundation is working with local officials to roll this service out in the Seattle area.

A great story of a mission-driven organization, using mission-driven technology to really help people. I love it.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/cpr-app-turns-seattle-bystanders-into-first-responders/
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