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39 Cards in this Set

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characteristics of a professional lifeguard
reliable, mature, courteous and consistent, positive, professional, healthy and fit, excersizing, eating properly, using sun protection, not using alcohol and other drugs
benefits of being a professional lifeguard
know you can save a life, be proud to accept challenges and facilities standards, develop skills, gain discipline and decision making skills
primary responsibilites
prevent injuries, enforce rules, recognize and respond to emergencies, administer first aid, inform lifeguards when u need help
secondary responsibilites
help patrons find missing person, fill out forms, do maintence or other tasks assigned
figure out problem, identify solutions, name pros and cons, decide which is best
fail to follow the standad of care and results in someone being injured or death
two most seriousness emergencies
drowning and head, neck, or back injuries
injury prevention strategies
inform patrons about potential for injury, educate patrons about wrong behavior, enfore rules
when a potential hazard is found during a safety check correct it...
right away
management's responsibilites inclue....
warning patrons about dangers, addressing dangerous conditions, complying with all regulations, keeping records, assisting after an emergency
facility management must give you wat imformation about hazardous materials
where chemicals are, how to identify them, what to do if you are exposed to them
4 elements of effective surveillance
victim recognition, proper scanning, lifeguard stations, and area of responsibility
how to detect if a swimmer is in trouble
breathing, arm and leg position, body position, body movement
active drowning victim
struggles to keep above water, arms to the side, vertical, stuggle underwater
call for help, floating,horizontal or diagonal, little progress
float face down..sink to bottoms..horizontal or vertical
passive drowning can result from...
heart attack or stoke, head injury, seizure, hyperthermia, hypothermia, hyperventilation, use of alchohol or drugs
passive drowning can result from...
heart attack or stoke, head injury, seizure, hyperthermia, hypothermia, hyperventilation, use of alchohol or drugs
recognition drowning responses, intrustion of other duties, distraction from surveillance duties
stride jump
5 feet....height no more than 3 feet
compact jump
no more than 3 feet, water at least 5 feet
rescue breathing adult
2....1 every 5 seeconds.....1 minute
recure breathing child
2....1 every 3 seconds....1 minnute
rescure breathing infant
1 every 3 seconds
conscious choking adult
stand behind
conscious choking child
kneel behind
unconscious choking adult
2 rescue breaths if the breaths dont go in.....give 5 abdominal thrusts
unconscious choiking child
look for object....2 rescue breaths
unconcious choking infant
2 breaths...5 back blows 5 chest thrusts
cpr adult
15 compressions...2 breaths...3 more cycles of this
cpr child
5 compressions...1 rescue breath...11 more cycles
cpr infant
5 compressions...1 breath.....19 more cycles
bag valve mask
1 every 5 seconds for adult...1 every 3 for child or infant
signs of sudden illness
changed in skin color...slurred speech...dizziness...nausea or vomiting
where do you use a pressure point to control bleeding
artery against the bone benetath it
wat shouldn't youo do for a shock victim
give him nething to eat or drink
what do you do with a severed body part
put the bag in the ice
cool burned areas immediately with...
cool water
signs of hypothermia
shivering...slow pulse....glssy stare...numbness