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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Hyperthermia

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Heat related emergencies that occur when a person spends too much time in a hot environment, without taking in enough fluid to maintain the body's equilibrium.

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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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Jaw-Thrust

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A method of opening the airway in patients with suspected neck injuries.

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Hypovolemic Shock

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Inadequate circulation of oxygenated blood to the vital organs, as result of the body's attempts to recover from severe injury or trauma.

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Spine

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A column of 33 vertebrae that extend from the base of the head to the tip of the coccyx (tailbone).

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