This report describes the development of the Bystander Care Program, a program to promote more effective bystander actions in rural highway crashes, and explains what bystanders must learn in order to provide critical assistance to the highway-injured person. Chapter I provides an introduction. Chapter II presents a review of literature relevant to bystander helping behavior. This chapter explains what is known about the help that bystanders typically provide at auto crashes and about efforts to teach the public basic life-saving skills. Chapter III profiles existing first aid training programs in relation to the needs of this project. Chapter IV describes the critical tasks that a bystander must perform at a rural highway crash and lists the learning objectives that a person must master in order to perform these tasks well. Chapter V presents proposed approaches for disseminating the bystander care information. Chapter VI provides recommendations for implementing this program.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-807 872
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 1 1996 12:00AM