By Dennis Graver
''The basically publication of its type, Aquatic Rescue and protection offers unique info on how one can determine, deal with, and forestall every kind of submersion accidents. Written via a veteran scuba diving teacher and water-rescue teacher coach, the ebook offers the newest, best rescue and primary relief techniques - recommendations confirmed to avoid wasting lives - for all water-related injuries.''.
''The e-book additionally presents particular steps for you to take to avoid injuries, and it offers the instruments you want to advertise safeguard 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 workforce, this booklet may help you purchased the information and talents to avoid water-related accidents and shop lives.''--BOOK JACKET. Read more...
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6B/71583/Hardlines/R2 there is sufficient hose and time available, a double hose with a loop in the end can be steered more easily than a single hose. 25 Aquatic Rescue and Safety If you do not have a rope to throw to a person in distress, throw the person anything that will provide flotation. This can be a difficult task because many flotation objects are difficult to throw accurately or far because of their shape. Choose objects that will be easy for the victim to hold onto. Advance preparation helps greatly.
When the distance to the water is small, face the victim toward the platform, place his hands on the edge, and hold them there while you climb out of the water. 22, a-d). 22 (a) Step 1: Place your arms beneath the victim’s arms and lift him onto the exit surface. (b) Step 2: Move to the victim’s side and pin his hands with your hand. (c) Step 3: Exit the water, grasp the victim’s wrists, and lift the victim. (d) Step 4: Fold the victim to the deck at the waist and rotate him onto the deck by pulling on his legs.
Individuals with medical histories that place them at risk need to exercise caution. Epilepsy has been associated with a four- to fivefold increased risk of drowning and near drowning (Orlowski 1982). Good precautions include boating on cold water only in large, stable vessels; wearing insulating clothing; and wearing a personal flotation device at all times when in or around the water. Vertigo When a person falls or dives into water colder than 50 degrees Fahrenheit and water enters one ear canal only, a temperature imbalance between the inner ears can cause vertigo.