- Refresher 1: Performing Rescue Skills
- Refresher 2: Ready and Able: Providing First Aid
- Refresher 3: Connecting the Links in the Chain: CPR/AED
- Refresher 4: Keeping an Eye Out for Trouble
- Refresher 5: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
- Refresher 6: What Is the Problem? Find the Flaw
- Refresher 7: A Step in the Right Direction
- Refresher 8: On the Waterfront
You must always be prepared to enter the water to make a rescue when you are on duty. When someone needs help, you must assess the victim’s condition, perform an appropriate rescue, move the victim to safety and provide additional care as needed. Sharpen your rescue skills by deciding which action is best for each of the four very different situations.
Your primary responsibility as a lifeguard is to prevent drowning and other injuries from occurring at your aquatic facility. One of the ways you do this is by recognizing and responding quickly to emergency situations. However, not all of the emergency situations are water-related. Follow along as you face situations where you need to make decisions fast and act quickly to provide first aid.
Responding to cardiac arrest with CPR and using an AED are vital to giving the victim an even better chance of survival, if you act quickly and correctly. Provide care for Mr. Grandy, a patron at your aquatic facility, as you follow the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
Recognizing dangerous behaviors or situations that could lead to life-threatening emergencies is one of your major responsibilities as a lifeguard. See how good your surveillance skills are at spotting potential problems.
Watch the video segment and assess the potential danger. Then decide if you need to intervene or should continue to monitor the situation. Click on the correct button.
Performing first aid correctly and safely is a necessary skill to prevent further illness or injury to your patrons. Follow along the situations to see if you can spot the problem action.
You never know when a patron at your aquatic facility may experience a breathing or cardiac emergency. But, you need to act quickly, using the appropriate steps to respond. Check your understanding of these steps as you apply them to different patron scenarios.
Lifeguarding opportunities are not limited to pools. Waterfront areas such as lakes, rivers, ponds and oceans also need lifeguards. Although similar in many respects, a lifeguard at a waterfront may face hazards and issues that are often vastly different from that of a pool. Check how well you would perform as a lifeguard at a waterfront facility.