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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Lumbar

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The lower back area.

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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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Standard of Care

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The skills and care which would normally be known and done by others working as lifeguards.

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Distress

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Being unable to maintain a position on top of the water, or being unable to make progress to safety without assistance.

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Post Incident Stress

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The emotional, psychological, and physical stress that can occur after an individual had been involved in a traumatic experience.

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