Lifesaving Resources Inc. News

American Heart Association Task Force Releases Statement For Healthcare Workers About Public Access Defibrillation

In October 1993, the American Heart Association appointed the Task Force on Automatic External Defibrillation. The task force was charged with conducting a conference on automatic external defibrillation, evaluating research needed for broader community use of automatic external defibrillators, and overseeing evaluation of the feasibility and desirability of their use by healthcare professionals and the lay public. In December 1994, a conference on public access defibrillation was held in Washi...

Gerald M. Dworkin Of Lifesaving Resources Elaborate On The Do’s And Don’ts Of Be Safe While Diving

The following information is reprinted from an April 1995 brochure published by the National Swimming Pool Foundation in cooperation with the National Spa and Pool Institute and the National Safety Council. Think Ahead Once the diver starts their dive, they don’t have time to think. Know the depth of the water. Plan the dive path. Never dive where they don’t know the water depth or where there may be hidden obstructions. Steer Up When the diver dive down, they must be rea...

Lifeguard Competitions Prove To Be An Effective Motivational Tool For Developing Seasonal Lifeguards

At the sound of the gun, six lifeguards (four men and two women) jump into the water with red rescue buoys in their hands. As the life guards swim toward the six struggling victims 25 yards away, their rescue buoys trail along behind them. As contact is made with the drowning victims, the lifeguards talk to them and then tow them back to safety toward the shallow end of the swimming pool. While all this is going on, the bleachers, stands, and pool deck are filled with excited and cheering spect...

Lifesaving Resources Guides On The Ways To Inactivate The Community Spread Of The COVID-19 Virus In The Water

There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water. Ensuring health and safety While there is ongoing community spread of COVID-19 of the virus that causes COVID-19, it is important for individuals as well as owners and operators of these facilities to take...

Lifesaving Resources’ Gerald Dworkin Discuss The Standard Of Care That Goes Into Lifeguarding

The Standard of Care in Lifeguarding law requires lifeguards to act or behave toward other individuals in a certain, definable way, and, under given circumstances, the lifeguard has a duty to act or refrain from acting. Generally speaking, the lifeguard must be concerned about the safety and welfare of other individuals when his or her behavior or activities have the potential for causing others injury or harm. The manner in which a lifeguard is expected to act or behave is referred to as the &l...

Lifesaving Resources Discuss Mouth-To-Mask Rescue Breathing And Comparisons Of Personal Resuscitation Masks

Because of the major health concerns today, there is a major reluctance among emergency service personnel to perform direct mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing on an unknown victim. When confronted with a resuscitation emergency, response personnel do not always have the luxury of using a resuscitation unit, which would be carried on a fire engine or in a police car. Even if the equipment is available, they can’t always wait to obtain the equipment before resuscitation efforts are begun. The...

Lifesaving Resources Inc. Provides Key Guidance To Aquatic Facilities Looking To Resume Operations In COVID-19 Pandemic Period

Local governments are beginning to allow swimming pools and other aquatic facilities to reopen as restrictions ease across the United States of America. Lifesaving Resources Inc. provides guidance and training to aquatic facilities looking to safely reopen their doors and resume operations. The guidelines issues by the company are based on current advice from the Scientific Advisory Council on COVID-19 and Aquatics. The primary factor is to determine laws in the local community. The federal gov...

Lifesaving Resources Outlines SOPs For Swimming Pools, Waterparks And Other Aquatic Venues To Follow For Lifeguard Training

With changes to pool operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are also recommended changes to how lifeguards respond to medical emergencies. Based on current recommendations, Lifesaving Resources Inc. has outlined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for swimming pools, waterparks and other aquatic venues to follow for lifeguard training. Importance of effective lifeguard training Lifesaving Resources believes that preparing the staff with the new COVID-19 restrictions in mind i...

Lifesaving Resources Highlights Important Measures To Be Taken By The First Responders Against Spread Of COVID-19

Responding to Cardiac Arrest calls during the Coronavirus pandemic has required First Responders to modify protocols to reduce risk to responding personnel while providing lifesaving care to patients. Throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, Lifesaving Resources will continue to update best practice protocols for EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, Lifeguards and other responding personnel. As scientists and medical teams continue to research the COVID-19 Coronavirus, new information is frequently released r...

Last Call For Water Rescue Technician Course Registrations

Lifesaving Resources: last call for June water rescue technician courses Registration call from Lifesaving Resources Lifesaving Resources will be conducting two Water Rescue Technician Courses this month that are currently open for additional registration: June 19: Cleveland, OhioJune 27: Harrisville, New Hampshire Anyone interested in participating should immediately go to our online catalog at www.lifesaving.com to register. Information on these programs is availab...

Lifesaving Resources 2009 Training Schedule Released

Lifesaving Resources has released their 2009 schedule of Water and Ice Rescue training programs designed specifically for First Responders. These courses include a series of Ice Rescue Technician Courses, an annual Ice Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy, a Swiftwater Rescue Technician Course, a series of Water Rescue Technician Courses, and an annual Water Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy. All courses meet or exceed NFPA 1670 Standard for Technician Rescue. For information and/or registration,...

Lifesaving Resources Releases Guidelines For Water And Pool Safety

Since water and pool safety is such a huge issue for camps that provide aquatic recreation for their campers it’s important to understand that the primary responsibilities of management and lifeguards are: To Prevent incidents To Recognize incidents or their potential To Manage incidents or their potential. Prevention - In order to prevent incidents, management and staff should develop a series of prevention strategies to include the development and appropriate posting of rules and...

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