If you were the first person on the scene of a car accident, would you know what to do? If someone in your family was injured at home, do you know how to help them? When emergencies happen, are you prepared?
The first moments after an emergency are critical for survival, but many civilians aren't prepared to assist someone experiencing a medical emergency while waiting for first responders. That's why the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) created Until Help Arrives, a one-hour training course taught by emergency physicians that teaches basic life-saving skills to their community.
The Until Help Arrives Shop is your exclusive source for the supplies needed to prepare for emergencies, including bleeding control packs, multi-victim packs, and course instructor packs. The packs were thoughtfully compiled by emergency physicians and are affordably priced so that you can have one in your car, home, and workplace. Multi-victim kits are designed for businesses, churches, schools, and other community spaces where first responders may need to help more than one victim.
The Until Help Arrives Shop was developed in collaboration with Simulab Corporation, a world leader in realistic healthcare simulation.
Until Help Arrives is a condensed version of the "You're the Help Until Help Arrives" campaign with an emphasis on bleeding control and scene safety, with the addition of compressions-only CPR. "You're the Help Until Help Arrives" was part of the Ready campaign, a national public service campaign launched by federal partners including FEMA, the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Transportation, and the University of the Medical Sciences in the Department of Defense in February 2003. It was designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies, including man-made disasters.