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Shock

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A collapse of circulatory function caused by severe injury, blood loss, or disease.

Silent Drowning

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A drowning caused by several physical conditions such as a heart attack or stroke, where the surface of the water shows no signs of struggle.

Skin Cancer

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A cancer caused by sun exposure.

Snorkeling Swim Search

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This is preformed when a guest is submerged in deep water. This type of search is coordinated with a rescue team by preforming surface dives.

Special Event

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Any activity that is different from the normal daily routine at a facility.

Special Facility

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Any facility determined by Ellis & Associates to have features that require lifeguards to have specialized training. Examples may include facilities with wave pools, multiple slides, etc.

Spinal Column

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The cord of nerve tissue extending through the center of the spinal column.

Spinal Cord

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A group of nerve tissue that carries messages from the brain to the rest of the body. It runs through and is protected by the vertebrae.

Spinal Injury

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Injury to the spinal cord usually caused by a blow to the head, neck or spine. The compression or severing of the cord can cause paralysis or death.

Spine

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A column of 33 vertebrae that extend from the base of the head to the tip of the coccyx (tailbone).