After a recent neighborhood emergency involving a broken tree branch, an arborist and many emergency vehicles, I learned about the PulsePoint respond app.

Early CPR and defibrillation can make a huge difference in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) situation. When it happens, we call 911. But what if there was a certified CPR-trained person nearby, who could be alerted to apply lifesaving CPR and defibrillation until the EMS team arrived?

This app notifies CPR-trained bystanders that someone is having a SCA near their location, so they can help. If your local Fire/EMS agencies uses PulsePoint, your life could be saved by a bystander.

Good technology, doing great work. Kudos. — Much adieu, Karen