Aquatic rescue and safety by Dennis Graver

By Dennis Graver

''The merely booklet of its style, Aquatic Rescue and safeguard offers certain info on tips on how to determine, deal with, and forestall every kind of submersion accidents. Written via a veteran scuba diving teacher and water-rescue teacher coach, the booklet offers the newest, ideal rescue and primary relief strategies - concepts confirmed to avoid wasting lives - for all water-related injuries.''.

''The booklet additionally offers particular steps for you to take to avoid injuries, and it can provide the instruments you must advertise defense at the water, together with tips for those who have little ones with them in aquatic settings. even if you're easily an avid boater or swimmer or a member of a water rescue group, this e-book may help you bought the information and abilities to avoid water-related accidents and retailer lives.''--BOOK JACKET. Read more...

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When your circulation adjusts to the activity, which takes some time, you will catch your “second wind” and be able to sustain the activity. When you approach a victim in distress at the surface, attempt to make eye contact and establish verbal communications. If the victim can talk to you, the situation has not yet reached the critical stage and you may be able to get the person to help himself. Provide reassurance, even if the person does not respond when you speak to him. Unless the victim’s head is beneath the water, stop a few feet from the person and extend flotation by pushing it beneath the surface and under the victim’s extended arms.

Explain why a victim is likely to experience circulatory collapse if pulled vertically from cold water.  List two potential physiological hazards that may result from entering cold water without adequate insulation.  Differentiate between mild and severe hypothermia.  Explain why victims rescued from cold water must be handled gently.  Describe basic first aid procedures for hypothermia.  46 Water and Body Temperature Considerations List five recommendations to minimize the effects of hypothermia on a person who is suddenly immersed in cold water without adequate insulation.

Unless the victim’s head is beneath the water, stop a few feet from the person and extend flotation by pushing it beneath the surface and under the victim’s extended arms. Panicked persons may not reach above the water to grasp a float, but they will instinctively grasp it when they feel its support from beneath. If the victim is not able to keep his head above water, you must make contact and provide support immediately. If the person loses consciousness and sinks, the rescue will be much more difficult, if not impossible.

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