August 6, 2012 | by

Emergency app can save lives locally

Erlanger MapImagine: It’s Saturday, a man and woman are shopping at Home Depot in Crescent Springs, and suddenly the man clutches his chest and falls to the floor.

Someone calls 911. Meanwhile, a nurse grocery shopping at Remke’s a few stores away gets an alert on her phone. She rushes to Home Depot and performs CPR on the man.

That’s what Erlanger Police officials say could happen with a recently launched app for iphones and Android phones the Erlanger’s Public Safety Communications Center .

The app, called PulsePoint, alerts users to the need for CPR within a half-mile radius. The app will also tell users if there’s an Automated External Defibrillator nearby.

Read the rest of this article by Brenna R. Kelly at Cincinnati.com.