MEDIA ADVISORY: CPR success story, public encouraged to sign-up for PulsePoint

SEATTLE – On July 31, 2018, an adult male from Seattle went into cardiac arrest at 24-hour Fitness in Seattle. Two bystanders trained in CPR came across the patient and began life-saving efforts. One of the individuals who responded had signed up for the PulsePoint app and received an alert on his phone just after he began conducting CPR. Due to the quick life-saving actions of the two bystanders, use of an AED and cardiac treatment at Harborview Medical Center, the patient has made a full recovery.

Media is invited to interview the CPR survivor, the individual(s) who conducted CPR, and the Seattle Fire Department Medical Director. The CPR survivor’s daughter will be at the event to translate for her father who speaks Lao.

  • What: Media availability for CPR success story
  • Who: CPR survivor, individual(s) who conducted CPR, Seattle Fire Department Medical Director and Emergency Services, Harborview, Dr. Michael Sayre
  • When: August 9, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, Medic One Apparatus Bay, South of HMC Emergency Room Entrance on 9th Avenue

 

Media Contacts:

Kristin Tinsley, Public Information Officer
Seattle Fire Department
SFDPIO@seattle.gov
206-250-1892

Susan Gregg, Director of Media Relations
UW Medicine Marketing & Communications
sghnason@uw.edu
206-616-6730