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Title: Patron%20Surveillance,%20Victim%20Recognition,%20Effective%20Scanning,%20EAP


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Patron Surveillance, Victim Recognition,
Effective Scanning, EAPs
  • Were almost finished!

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Patron Surveillance has four elements.
  • Victim recognition
  • Effective scanning
  • Lifeguard stations
  • Area of responsibility

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DVD Segment Effective Surveillance
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Victim RecognitionTrue or False
  • Drowning victims always cry out for help

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False!
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True or False
  • Active drowning victims stay straight up and down
    in the water while struggling.

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True!
8
True or False
  • Active drowning victims use a leg kick, not their
    arms, to help keep themselves afloat.

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False!
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True or False.
  • Active drowning victims may struggle for 20 to 60
    seconds before going under.

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True!
12
True or False.
  • Passive drowning victims can be submerged or on
    the surface.

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True!
14
True or False.
  • Distressed swimmer and active drowning victims
    look very similar in the water.

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False!
16
True or False.
  • Swimming can help an intoxicated person become
    sober.

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False!
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Effective Scanning
  • Scan people in your assigned area
  • Look above and below the surface
  • Scan from point to point
  • Scan crowded areas carefully
  • Do not be distracted

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Lifeguard Stations
  • Lifeguards will often switch positions to help
    them to stay alert

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Area of Responsibility
  • Lifeguard supervisor determines area of
    responsibility
  • This may be total coverage or zone coverage
  • Back-up coverage

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The RID Factor
  • Three reasons for drowning in supervised areas
  • R Recognition Failure of LG to recognize
    victim
  • I Intrusion Intrusion of secondary duties
  • D Distraction Distraction from watching
    patrons

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Patron Surveillance at Play Structures
  • Pay close attention to non-swimmers
  • Watch that patrons return to surface after
    dropping into water
  • Keep play orderly and safe

23
Emergency Action Plans
  • Detailed plans describing everyones
    responsibilities during an emergency
  • Should be practiced during in-services
  • Should be in policy/procedure manual
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