- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

BRANDYWINE HUNDRED, Del. (AP) - County officials in Delaware say an app designed to get CPR-trained citizens to the scenes of emergencies is credited with helping save its first life.

WDEL-FM reports New Castle County officials announced Wednesday emergency officials who received a call reporting an unconscious person at a shopping center used the PulsePoint app to mobilize a nearby citizen, who performed chest compressions and assisted an off-duty nurse at the store who had begun CPR.

The Claymont Fire Company also responded, and used a defibrillator to administer shocks to the patient. New Castle County responders were able to restore a pulse and take the patient to the hospital, where they were admitted to the intensive care unit.

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer encourages more people to learn CPR and download the app.


Information from: WDEL-FM, http://www.wdel.com/

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