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You notice a patron that is swimming laps who suddenly slips under the water without a struggle and does not resurface. The person is a:
Primary responsibilities of a lifeguard includes:
Inspecting the pool and rescue equipment before the pool opens and pay close attention to patrons in the water by actively searching their assigned zone
A child accidently falls from the deck into the water and is in distress. After you activate the EAP, what steps should you take next:
Enter the water, approach the victim and bring them to a safe exit point
The size and shape of a lifeguard's zone should alone them to recognize and reach a victim in the furthest and deepest part of the pool within:
While searching your zone, you notice a person motionless in the water. The steps you follow in a water emergency are performed in the following order:
Activate EAP, enter the water, perform appropriate rescue, move the victim to a safe exit point, and provifr emergency care
While searching your zone, you witness a patron struggling while swimming and then go under. What should you do?
You have the duty to act and perform the appropriate rescue
A lifeguard can no longer see some of the patrons at one side of the swimming area from their station because of the glare from the afternoon sun. To maintain patrob surveillance, the lifeguard should:
Adjust their position slightly to remove the glare from surveillance area
A couple of patrons start running on the pool deck. You blow your whistle to get their attention. Next, you enforce the rules and regulations by:
Telling them they could slip or fall and must walk on the deck.
When caring for a suspected head, neck or spinal injury in the water, proper manual inline stabilization is:
Provided using the head splint technique
The objective of the facility safety team is to:
Assist lifeguards in maintaining a safe environment and providing emergency care
You are a lifeguard in surveillance duty during a busy family swim session. It is important to:
Scan all areas in your assigned zone of coverage, wear your hip pack and carry your rescue tube at all times
A head, neck or spinal injury rarely happens:
In deep water at a supervised facility
What is true about accidental fecal releases(AFR)
Require water treatment, temporary pool closure and immediate lifeguard attention
What is the primary responsibility of a lifeguard?
Enforcig facility rules and regulations and educate patrons about them
You are lifeguarding during a family swim session when you notice a swimmer swimming full length of the pool under water. What should you do?
Immediately stop them from continuing the activity and explain the dangers of the activity
After removing a responsive victim you suspect has a spinal injury from the water, you should do the following:
Dry the victim off and apply the pads of an AED
You enter the water to rescue a victim with a suspected spinal injury. You determine that the victim is not breathing. What should you do?
Remove the victim from the water using the extrication using a back board at the pools edge technique
A lifeguard keep an eye on the patrons of the pool, actively searching and checking the bottom middle and surface of the water. The lifeguard is demonstrating
A parent and child walk over to you: The parent states the child fell on the pool deck and hit his head. You notice there is blood and fluid running from the child's ear and he is feeling dizzy. You activate the EAP and summon EMS. What should you do next?
Bring the child a chair, ask him to sit down and tell him not to move. Perform a secondary assessment while waiting for EMS
The lifeguard supervisor expects the pool to be very busy in the afternoon. For effective patron surillance, the supervisor sets up multiple stations to reduce the number of patrons watched by each lifeguard. This type of coverage is called:
What is NOT an appropriate rescue technique for a suspected spinal injury?
If a victim is small and in shallow wayer, you do not need to use a backboard to extricate the victim
A patron collides with another swimmer while diving into the pool and asks the lifeguard for help. Without performing an assessment, the lifeguard tells the patron that he can continue swimming. The patron leaves the facility and seeks medical attention from a hospital after he begins to feel tingling sensations in his arms and legs. The lifeguard may be:
Why is it important to attend a pre-season orientation and training?
To ensure the lifeguars know their responsibility+ perform their job get practice with pool's safety and rescue equipment + EAP. Understand codes rules and regulations of pool
During a weather related power failure at a pool, you should:
Clear everyone from the pool
During an in-service training, lifeguards practice the steps of recognizing a distressed swimmer, rescuing an active victim, informjng management and speaking with witness. The lifeguards are practicing parts of
You enter the mechanical room and find a maintenance worker lying on his back on the floor next to a ladder. You check the scene and determine it is safe to enter. During your primary assessment, you find the victim is unresponsive but breathing. You must leave to get help, what should you do?
Place the victim in a recovery position
It is very hot at the pool and you are starting to doze on the stand. What can you do to stay alret?
Stay hydrated drinking plenty of water. Rotate more frequently. Stay in a cooler area during breaks.
When completing an incident report:
Collect all factual information about what was seen, heard and actions taken
When placing a responsice victim with suspected spinal injury on a backboard, what in-line stabilization should you use?
Over arm head splint
If three lifeguards are on duty, emergency back-up coverage takes place:
When a lifeguard enters the water for a rescue
When conducting a swim test, lifeguards should use the:
Water competency sequence
Members of the safety team, including non-lifeguard personnel should be:
Trained and certified in first aid and CPR/AED at the same level of the lifeguard team
You are approaching a victim who is horizontal in the water, at the surface in 4 feet of water. The victim is facing you and appears to be unconscious. What rescue technique would be appropriate?
Passive victim front rescue
A patron dives into shallow end of the pool. You suspect a spinal injury because the patron performed a high risk, high impact activity and has:
Blood in ears and nose
What equipment should lifeguards carry?
Rescue tube at all times
During a morning adult swim, you notice a swimmer who slows down and is no longer able to make any forward progress. What is true?
They are in danger of becoming an active victim if nit assisted.
In the event of thunder and lightning at an outdoor pool, lifeguards should:
Clear everyone from the water at the first sound of thunder or first sight of lightning
As a lifeguard, you may expect to participate in the following drills to evaluate the effectiveness of your zone
Live recognition drill
Lifeguard station response time testing