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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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