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GLOS·SA·RY

Ventricular Fibrillation

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A life threatening rapid and disorganized heart rhythm, the most common cause of sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest in adults.

Ventricular Tachycardia

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An abnormal heart rhythm that causes the heart to beat too fast to effectively pump blood.

Vertebrae

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The bones and segments composing the spinal column.

Vise Grip

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A rescue technique used to prevent further injury to a guest who is suspected of having suffered a spinal injury.

Walking Line Search

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This is preformed when the water is shallow enough to walk in, but too murky for you to see the bottom. This procedure may require the assistance of all staff members.

Wet Drowning

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Drowning caused by fluid in the lungs.

Zone

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The area a lifeguard is responsible for scanning and maintaining the 10/20 or 10/3 Minute Protection Rules.