Help ... I've fallen and I can't get up

JEMS. 1992 May;17(5):13-4, 16, 18.


"Help ... I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!" This line, from the Life Alert television commercial, has become one of today's most famous TV slogans. In fact, mention personal medical-alert systems to most people and they are likely to respond with these words. But often, EMS providers will add some choice words of their own about the problems they have encountered with such systems.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Commerce / standards
  • Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems / statistics & numerical data*
  • Equipment Failure / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Services Misuse / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • United States