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Aquatic Rescue and Safety - How to recognize, respond to, and prevent water-related injuries

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SKU: 978-0-736-04122-5
Product Code: 15245

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If you are responsible for the welfare of those who spend time in or around the water—as an aquatic facilities manager, scuba diving instructor, firefighter, law enforcement officer, or emergency rescue worker—then you need to know how to prevent and manage aquatic accidents. Aquatic Rescue and Safety provides 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. Written by a veteran scuba diving instructor and water-rescue instructor trainer, the book presents the latest, most effective rescue and first aid procedures—techniques proven to save lives—for all water-related injuries.

Table of Contents:

• Part I. Introduction to Aquatic Rescue and Safety
Chapter 1. Drowning
Chapter 2. Recognition and Response

• Part II. Physiological Considerations
Chapter 3. Water and Body Temperature Considerations
Chapter 4. Heart, Lung, and Head Injuries
Chapter 5. Spinal Cord Injuries

• Part III. Water Sports
Chapter 6. Swimming Injuries
Chapter 7. Scuba Diving Injuries
Chapter 8. Watercraft-Related Submersion Injuries

• Part IV. Emergency Procedures
Chapter 9. First Aid
Chapter 10. Evacuations
Chapter 11. Emergency Action Plans
Chapter 12. Legal Concerns

• Epilogue
Appendix A. Training Organizations
Appendix B. Recommended First Aid Equipment
Appendix C. Aquatic Hazard Analysis
Appendix D. Emergency Action Plan

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