MARINE EMERGENCY CARE
This course is based on the core principles of Surf Lifesaving as established and accredited to New Zealand Surf Lifesaving standards. A significant component is practical based scenarios and standards that are assessed for achievement throughout the course .
Course duration 1.5 days (12 hours)
By the end of this session the participants will:
- Provide safety and emergency care in a Marine Environment.
- Be aware of Risk Management as a component of Life Guarding.
- Have completed a series of scenarios incorporating the relevant specialist equipment.
- Administer CPR completely within an aquatic environment.
Further develop skills of Beach and aquatic management including:
- Surf Swimming. Water Negotiation. Assessment
- Surf, Beach and Pool Awareness
- The Physiology of drowning
- The Chain of responsibility
- Patrolling Strategies Risk & Environmental Management
- Victim I.D. “Life Guarding Begins at the car park!”
- Distress I.D.
- Prevention Strategies, Preventatives & Debriefs
- Rescues & releases
- Deep water rescue
- Signals& signs
- SAR Techniques
- Theory Test
- Rescue and Life Guard Practical Assessment
DURING THIS SESSION PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO:
- Become familiar with Marine emergency care methods designed to manage marine and aquatic based emergency situations.
- Identify the need for quick ABCD assistance for a near drowning or drowned victim
- Become efficient in the skill of early victim recognition and preventative actions to minimize emergency situations
- Be able to link emergency care with the necessity to manage a crisis with efficiency to minimize further trauma.
- Incorporate specialized emergency equipment into their emergency care skill base and training programme