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If you feel unprepared to step in during a medical emergency, you’re not alone. Our recent national poll indicated that the majority of adults aren’t confident that they could be the help until help arrives. Only 50 percent of respondents were confident they could help someone who was bleeding severely, and only 48 percent are confident they could help someone who had stopped breathing. The more severe the emergency, the more confidence wanes.


Unprepared to help if someone has been shot


Unprepared to move an endangered victim to safety


Unprepared to administer an automated external defibrillator (AED)


Unprepared to apply a tourniquet


Unprepared to control severe bleeding


Unprepared to perform compression-only CPR

Many respondents indicated they don’t step in to help during emergencies because they think they’ll do more harm than good. Some worry they’ll get sued if they perform CPR in a public place, but a recent study showed that “no non-medical person has been successfully sued for providing bystander CPR.” That study’s data showed you’re far more likely to get sued if you don’t intervene.

If you want to feel empowered to step in during someone’s time of need, Until Help Arrives provides a quick, comprehensive overview and demonstration of basic life-saving techniques to equip you to be the help until help arrives.