The Good Samaritan

Any persons who assist those who are injured, ill or in peril are protected by the Good Samaritan Law. As long as they’re acting voluntary, without expectation of reimbursement or compensation while performing such aid, on site—they’ll have legal protection. Remember, when performing CPR every second counts so, unless required otherwise, don’t hesitate to call 911, perform CPR or external chest compressions immediately.

It's important to note: that the AHA guidelines recommends unconfident performers should at least perform chest compressions upon the patient since studies show chest compressions can be as effective as the combination of CPR.