“Pulse Point” App Helping Teach CPR

Potential CPR Training RequirementMEDFORD, Ore. — A new app is being used to help people dealing with a cardiac emergency.

The app is designed by a non-profit group and sets off an alert when there’s an emergency near you. Even if you don’t know CPR, the app shows you how to do it with visuals.

“If anything can help someone to get that aid to someone quickly, the sooner someone can get the aid the more possibility of success that we ca use and if we can have somebody notified who has been trained in CPR to get to that location the better that’s going to be,” said Mark Tunrner, with the Red Cross.

This app, called Pulse Point, is being credited with saving a man’s life in Portland, when a fire fighter, who just so happened to have the app on his phone, was able to save a man who was nearby.