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GLOS·SA·RY

Inservice

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Training received after obtaining a lifeguard license and becoming employed at an aquatic facility.

Insulin Shock

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A condition when a diabetic has too much insulin and / or too little sugar.

Intervertabral Discs

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Circular cushions of cartilage that separate the vertebrae.

Jaw-Thrust

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

Laceration

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A soft tissue open wound that has a ragged or torn edges.

Larynx

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The upper part of the trachea (windpipe) where the vocal cords are located.

Liability

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Being legally responsible.

Life-threatening

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An injury or condition that could cause loss of life if specific care is not given.

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.

Lumbar

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The lower back area.