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Until Help Arrives Training

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Bystanders can and do save lives when they step forward to help.
The overall goal of becoming an active bystander is to strengthen the role and ability of persons to save lives by taking a few, specific helping actions when at the scene of an unexpected emergency.
Learn how to:
  • Respond to a manmade or natural disaster, or any other life-threatening emergency.
  • Provide basic initial care and other assistance to supervisors prior to the arrival of uniformed emergency responders. This includes learning how to help someone who is:
    • Bleeding;
    • has a blocked airway;
    • not breathing;
    • has a burn;
    • has hyperthermia/heat illness;
    • is drowning.
  • Offer support and comfort to individuals harmed by the emergency.
  • Convey information and collaborate with emergency responders.
  • Identify additional training, tools and other resources to enhance their response skills.

Training Materials:
Instructor Guide

Stop the Bleed official logo

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

For more information, please visit the DOH Stop the Bleed Webpage