Water Rescue Service III

 2018

Michal Vondráček, MD, Lenka Šrahulková, MD, Zbyněk Šimek, Lujza Jandurová, Simona Tuhrinská. Illustrations: Šimek Zbyněk

In the Czech Republic, swimming is very popular and frequent sport. Warm weather and summer days sprout the swimmers from the pools to the open waters. Swimming in open waters carries not only the joy, but also risks, and a lot of experienced swimmers can end up drowning for the first time. This algorithm will guide you through the water rescue technique from the beginning until the end.

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Petr Štěpánek, Bc, DiS Rescuer specialist, Water Rescue Service of the Czech Red Cross Prague and City of Prague Emergency Medical Service, Prague, Czech Republic

The algorithm follows the basic principles that are taught for rescuing a drowning victim. The animations that accompany each question appeal to younger students without offending older ones.
This educational material provides step-by-step instructions, as well as questions on the following topics: meeting a drowning victim, principles for calling the emergency services, assessing your strength and abilities, and course of action in the water. At the same time, it touches upon CPR on a drowning victim.
I believe this educational material is simple, useful and can be used by all age groups.

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