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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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Lifeguard First Responder

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A lifeguard or aquatic professional who is responsible for activating the EMS when a life-threatening emergency occurs, and managing with appropriate care until help arrives.

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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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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CRP)

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A combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing used to help sustain oxygen to the brain via the lungs until EMS arrives. It is used for someone who is not breathing and does not have a pulse.

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Flag System

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System by which centrally located colored flags are used to alert guests and guards of changing weather conditions.

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Biological Death

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The point when body cells and systems being to die, and survival is no longer possible; usually occurring 8 to 10 minutes after circulation stops.

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