Glos·sa·ry

A list of generally uncommon words with their definitions.

We have put together a glossary of terms from the aquatics industry. Use this glossary as a resource for learning or just to refresh your memory. The search area below will allow you to find out more information about a process, piece of equipment and more!

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Audit

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The process through which lifeguards are held accountable for maintaining their skills and professionalism at "test-ready" levels at all times.

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Automated external defibrillator (AED)

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

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A device that analyzes the heart's rhythm and signals the need to administer an electric shock (defibrillation) to a patient in cardiac arrest.

Coccyx

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The tailbone and last 3 to 4 vertebrae of the spine.

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Primary Survey

Also known as:
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Examining or checking a person to see if they have any life-threatening conditions.

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Emergency Action System (EAS)

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The integration of all the people, equipment and plans involved in dealing with an emergency, such as aquatic staff, EMS response team, bystanders, facility administrators, etc.

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Rescue Tube

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A piece of rescue equipment that is always kept between the guest and a rescuer. It is usually made of vinyl-dipped foam for buoyancy, and has a body strap and line.

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