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

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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. 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.


    • Aquatic Rescue and Safety: How to recognize, respond to, and prevent water-related injuries.
    • First edition book with 256 pages.
    • Ideal manual for water rescue training, as a resource for individual aquatic recreation enthusiasts, and as a reference for emergency preparedness.
    • Provides detailed info on how to identify, treat, and prevent all types of submersion injuries like drowning, hypothermia, cramps, and life-threatening injuries.
    • Contains special sections on dealing with watercraft-related and scuba diving injuries.
    • Examines the causes of submersion injuries to help you understand how to prevent them.
    • 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.
    • About the Author: Dennis Graver is a veteran scuba diving instructor and water-rescue instructor trainer.

    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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