What do I do until help arrives?
You've called for help. The ambulance is on the way. What do you do while you wait? If the emergency operator gives you specific instructions, remember them and carry them out. Don't move someone who is injured unless he or she is in danger. Try to keep the person as warm and comfortable as possible. If someone else is with you, send him or her to meet the ambulance. Make it easy for the ambulance crew to spot you by turning on a porch light.

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1. What happens when someone calls 911?
2. What is a true medical emergency?
3. Can't I just drive the patient myself?
4. How can I help in a medical emergency?
5. What do I tell the emergency dispatcher?
6. What do I do until help arrives?
7. What do I do while the ambulance arrives?
8. What do I do for myself and my family?
9. What do I do for emergency responders?