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GLOS·SA·RY

Rear Hug

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A rescue technique used for a guest who is on the surface of the water facing away from the rescuer. The technique can be used on an unconscious or conscious guest, and is always preformed with a rescue tube.

Recovery Position

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The maneuver used to turn a patient onto his or her side, so gravity will aid in moving the tongue off of the back of the throat, thus allowing both the passage of air and the drainage of fluids.

Rescue

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Any situation where you enter the water to aid a guest in distress.

Rescue Tube

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A piece of rescue equipment that is always kept between the guest and a rescuer. It is usually made of vinyl-dipped foam for buoyancy, and has a body strap and line.

Respiratory Arrest

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When breathing suddenly stops.

Risk Management

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Reducing the likelihood of an accident by controlling the factors that make the situation high risk.

Rotation

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The system your employ each time you leave your post and are relived by another lifeguard.

Sacrum

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The pelvic area.

Scanning

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Moving the eyes across the surface and along the bottom of the zone, within the 10/20 protection rule.

Seizure

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Sudden involuntary changes in the activity level of the brain cells usually due to disease, trauma or overdose / chemical reactions.