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GLOS·SA·RY

10-20 Second Protection Rule

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Allowing a lifeguard 10 seconds to recognize an aquatic emergency and another 20 seconds to preform a rescue and begin care.

10-3 Minute Protection Rule

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Allowing a lifeguard 10 seconds to recognize an aquatic emergency and 3 minutes to preform a rescue and begin care.

Abdominal Thrust

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Pushing upward on the abdomen to remove a foreign body obstruction and open the airway.

Abrasion

Abrasion

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An open wound from a scrape that damages the surface of the skin.

Airway Management

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Keeping open the passage through which air goes into the lungs.

Anaphylactic Shock

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A type of shock that occurs when the body has a severe allergic reaction.

Approach Stroke

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Any combination of leg kicks and arm movements that allow you to make the fastest forward progress in the water.

Assist

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To help a distressed swimmer while being able to maintain the 10/20 Protection Rules in the zone.

Audit

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The process through which lifeguards are held accountable for maintaining their skills and professionalism at "test-ready" levels at all times.

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.