children, cpr, crime, drugs, gun violence, guns, heroin, medic one, medic two, mental health, mental illness, overdose, paramedic

SAVE A LIFE: WITH THIS APP – ‘PULSEPOINT’

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DOWNLOAD THE PULSEPOINT APP NOW

You know the difference early CPR and defibrillation can make in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had CPR training, and most would be willing to use CPR or an AED to help save a stranger’s life. Yet only 11% say they’ve used CPR in an actual emergency—that’s a number we can increase together.

When that emergency call comes in your team will be ready. But what if someone was already at the scene, applying lifesaving CPR and defibrillation until the EMS team arrived? With PulsePoint, your dispatch system immediately alerts CPR-trained bystanders about a nearby SCA event through the free PulsePoint Respond mobile app, and lets them know the location of the closest AED.

When CPR-trained bystanders receive an alert from PulsePoint Respond, it tells them not only where an SCA event is happening, but also where they can find the nearest AED. But often, data on AED locations can be missing, inaccurate, or simply not detailed enough to make the devices easy to find in an emergency. That’s where the PulsePoint AED app comes in.

With the free PulsePoint AED app, citizens can help even before a life is in danger, by easily identifying public access AEDs throughout your community. Users place the AED location on a map, add business and descriptor information and submit photos of the AED in context of its environment.

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aids, hiv, politics, teens, veterans

Cured of HIV: A Community Q & A with Timothy Ray Brown & Gero Hütter Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Cured of HIV: A Community Q & A with Timothy Ray Brown & Gero Hütter Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.

Event type Library Program
Where Central Library
Room Location Level 4 – Room 1 – Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room
Audience Adults
Language English
Summary Join us for a Q & A session with Timothy Ray Brown, the first person cured of HIV, and Gero Hütter, the doctor who cured him.
Description Seattle native Timothy Ray Brown (aka “The Berlin patient”) is the first person in the world cured of HIV. Brown and Gero Hütter, the doctor who cured him, will be in Seattle for a moderated question and answer session for you to meet and ask questions. Hütter, M.D., Ph.D. will share his experiments that led to this cure and Brown will share his inspiring personal story.

Recently profiled in the New Yorker article, “Can AIDS Be Cured?,” the research at the heart of Timothy Ray Brown’s remarkable recovery is all the more fascinating and relevant as scientists continue to seek out new therapies and approaches to curing or controlling HIV/ AIDS.

As a result of his experience, Brown launched in October 2014 The Cure for AIDS Coalition, a public benefit corporation whose sole mission is to find a cure for HIV.
Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This program is hosted in association with the defeat HIV Community Advisory Board, the University of Washington Center for AIDS Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW AIDS Clinical Trials Unit. For more on The Cure for AIDS Coalition, visit The Cure AIDS Report.
Recorded for Podcast This event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian

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bruce harrell, central district, children, teens, veterans

Free Health Clinic at Seattle Center October 23-26

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RAM flierAll are welcome at Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical®, Oct. 23 – 26, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. This giant health clinic, presented by a host community of over 50 partner organizations, offers a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to anyone in need. The goal is to serve 1,000 patients on each day. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

Patients will receive treatment on a first-come, first-served basis. They may park free-of-charge in 1st Ave. N. Garage at Seattle Center beginning at 12:01 a.m. on each day of the Clinic. The Northwest Rooms, located just to the north of KeyArena, will serve as the waiting area, where the limited amount of admission numbers will be distributed beginning at 3:30 a.m. for the current day. Doors to KeyArena open at 5:30 a.m., and patients will be admitted by number into the Clinic.

All services, procedures and prescriptions are provided free-of-charge by licensed male and female healthcare professionals. Interpretation services are also available, and patients do not need to show identification or proof of citizenship. Learn more at: http://www.seattlecenter.org.

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