A smartphone app could help you save someone’s life.
The PulsePoint app alerts users trained in CPR when there is a life-threatening emergency nearby and provides the location of the nearest heart defibrillator. A call to 911 activates the software to alert anyone nearby who has downloaded the app.
“With cardiac arrest — no heart-beat, not breathing — you only have about 10 minutes to survive, and brain damage begins somewhere before that,” Richard, the founder of PulsePoint says. “It’s very difficult for professionals to arrive in those time frames. So it can make a significant difference.”
You should be trained in CPR to download the app. Find out where you can take a CPR class near you.