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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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Pulse

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The verification of a beating heart, achieved by feeling the blood expand and contract in the arteries.

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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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Featured aquatic terms

Ventricular Fibrillation

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A life threatening rapid and disorganized heart rhythm, the most common cause of sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest in adults.

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Professional Image

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Giving the impression of responsibility, authority, friendliness, and competency to guests at your facility by the way you look and act.

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Jaw-Thrust

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A method of opening the airway in patients with suspected neck injuries.

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