Glos·sa·ry

A list of generally uncommon words with their definitions.

We have put together a glossary of terms from the aquatics industry. Use this glossary as a resource for learning or just to refresh your memory. The search area below will allow you to find out more information about a process, piece of equipment and more!

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Emergency Action System (EAS)

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The integration of all the people, equipment and plans involved in dealing with an emergency, such as aquatic staff, EMS response team, bystanders, facility administrators, etc.

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Automated external defibrillator (AED)

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

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A device that analyzes the heart's rhythm and signals the need to administer an electric shock (defibrillation) to a patient in cardiac arrest.

Coccyx

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The tailbone and last 3 to 4 vertebrae of the spine.

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Avulsion

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An open wound with a portion of the skin or tissue torn away from the body.

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Risk Management

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Reducing the likelihood of an accident by controlling the factors that make the situation high risk.

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Near Drowning Rescue

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A rescue for an individual who has become unconscious during an immersion incident.

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