How can bystanders help an injured or ill person?

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Bystanders may be able to tell you what happened or make the call for help while you give care. If a family member, friend or co-worker is present, he or she may know if the person is ill or has a medical condition.  Bystanders can also help to comfort the person and others at the scene. 

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