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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Vise Grip

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A rescue technique used to prevent further injury to a guest who is suspected of having suffered a spinal injury.

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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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Featured aquatic terms

Defibrillation

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The delivery of an electric shock to a patient in cardiac arrest, that will momentarily stop all electrical activity in the heart, thus allowing the pacemaker cells to produce a coordinated heart beat.

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Hemorrhaging

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Massive bleeding.

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Guest Relations

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The way in which you treat and respond to guests at your facility.

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