If you are responsible for the welfare of those who spend time in or around the water- as an aquatic manager, scuba diving instructor, firefighter, law enforcement officer, or emergency rescue worker - or if you're a water sport enthusiast yourself, then you need to know how to prevent and manage aquatic accidents.
This potentially lifesaving guide shows you how. "Aquatic Rescue and Safety" provides detailed information on how to identify, treat, and prevent all types of submersion injuries, from drowning, hypothermia, and cramps to injuries of the heart, lungs, head, and spinal cord.
It also contains special sections on dealing with watercraft-related and scuba diving injuries.
Written by a veteran scuba diving instructor and water-rescue instructor trainer, the book presents up-to-date and effective rescue and first aid procedures - techniques proven to save lives-for all water-related injuries.
The book also examines the causes of submersion injuries to help you understand how to prevent them. It provides specific steps that you can take to prevent accidents, and it gives you the tools you need to promote safety on the water, including tips for people who have children with them in aquatic settings.