By Dennis Graver
''The merely e-book of its style, Aquatic Rescue and protection presents designated details on tips on how to determine, deal with, and forestall all kinds of submersion accidents. Written through a veteran scuba diving teacher and water-rescue teacher coach, the e-book offers the most recent, most appropriate rescue and primary reduction techniques - recommendations confirmed to avoid wasting lives - for all water-related injuries.''.
''The publication additionally offers particular steps so that you can take to avoid injuries, and it grants the instruments you want to advertise defense at the water, together with suggestions for those that have young children with them in aquatic settings. even if you're easily an avid boater or swimmer or a member of a water rescue crew, this booklet may help to procure the information and abilities to avoid water-related accidents and store lives.''--BOOK JACKET. Read more...
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19 Parbuckling is a lifting technique that keeps a victim horizontal and uses pulley mechanics to halve the victim’s weight. 20 A ladder lift and carry is effective when a ladder is available. The Germans used this technique successfully for water rescues during World War I. 21 A rescue strap is useful for several rescue exit situations. 21). 21). This method is better than bending over and grasping the victim’s armpits, which could cause an injury to your back. Always try to get help to divide the weight of the victim.
Even tugging wet clothing from a hypothermic victim can cause fibrillation. 8). Treat cold victims as though they were made of glass. Use the gentlest method possible to remove a hypothermic victim from the water. Do not allow cold, conscious victims to help extricate themselves from the water. Keep them horizontal and encourage them to minimize movement. A rescuer may face a dilemma. A victim with a possible spinal cord injury should be immobilized before being removed from the water. If the victim is not breathing or is hypothermic and the water is cold, however, the rescue must be expedited.
The sudden shock of cold water immersion also can cause several life-threatening heart conditions, which are explained in chapter 4. Sudden entries into very cold water are a serious matter. 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.
Aquatic rescue and safety by Dennis Graver