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Be prepared for water emergencies! If you are responsible for the welfare of those who spend time in or around the wateras an aquatic manager, scuba diving instructor, firefighter, law enforcement officer, or emergency rescue workeror if you're a water sport enthusiast yourself, then you need to know how to prevent and manage aquatic accidents. This potentially lifesaving guide shows you how. The only book of its kind, Aquatic Rescue and Safetyprovides detailed information on how to identify, treat, and prevent all types of submersion injuries, from drowning, hypothermia, and cramps to injuries of the heart, lungs, head, and spinal cord. It also contains special sections on dealing with watercraft-related and scuba diving injuries. Written by a veteran scuba diving instructor and water-rescue instructor trainer, the book presents the latest, most effective rescue and first aid procedurestechniques proven to save livesfor all water-related injuries. The book also examines the causes of submersion injuries to help you understand how to prevent them. It provides specific steps that you can take to prevent accidents, and it gives you the tools you need to promote safety on the water, including tips for people who have children with them in aquatic settings. Aquatic Rescue and Safetyis ideal as a manual for water rescue training, as a resource for individual aquatic recreation enthusiasts, and as a reference for emergency preparedness. Whether you are simply an avid boater or swimmer or a member of a water rescue team, this book will help you acquire the knowledge and skills to prevent water-related injuries and save lives.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction to aquatic rescue and safety: drowning; recognition and response — water and body temperature considerations; heart, lung, and head injuries; spinal cord injuries / Part II Physiological considerations — swimming injuries; Scuba diving injuries; watercraft-related submersion injuries / Part III Water sports — first aid; evacuations; emergency action plans; legal concerns / Part IV Emergency procedures — training organizations; recommended first aid equipment; aquatic hazard analysis; emergency action pla / Appendices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781450407267
Publisher:
Human Kinetics
Subject:
Safety measures
Author:
Graver, Dennis
Subject:
Lifesaving
Subject:
Water Sports
Subject:
Sports medicine
Subject:
Allied Health Services - Emergency Medical Services
Subject:
Swimming
Subject:
Athletic Injuries.
Subject:
Drowning
Subject:
Safety Management.
Subject:
Aquatic sports
Subject:
Aquatic sports -- Safety measures.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness - Water Sports
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2004
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
249

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
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