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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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Dehydration

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Loss of water in the body.

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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

Special Facility

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Any facility determined by Ellis & Associates to have features that require lifeguards to have specialized training. Examples may include facilities with wave pools, multiple slides, etc.

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Puncture Wound

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A wound with little bleeding, caused by a sharp pointed object piercing and entering the skin.

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Heat Stroke

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A life-threatening rise in body temperature due to overexposure to heat and breakdown of the body's temperature control system. It is a life-threatening condition.

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