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