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 Plan (EAP)

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A plan written for specific facility and type of emergency that outlines step-by-step emergency procedures and responsibilities.

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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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Respiratory Arrest

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When breathing suddenly stops.

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Flag System

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System by which centrally located colored flags are used to alert guests and guards of changing weather conditions.

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Body Substance Isolation

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Articles of clothing and other devices that are worn by rescuers to limit or eliminate direct contact with a patient's potentially infectious blood or other bodily fluids.

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