Water rescue I

Lenka Šrahulková, MD, Andrej Černý

The basic rules of water rescue...or How to help drowning person without drowning yourself.

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Jaromír Prokop, MD Head Physician, Emergency Medical Service of Žamberk, Czech Republic

The test is very simple and refers mainly to the technique of rescue in the water, especially approaching the drowning person. It does not describe the transport itself or help the person to shore, pulling out of the water, and following care (i.e. activation of IRS, necessity of a medical examination after drowning, exclusion of aspiration, classification of the state of consciousness after drowning and possible following positioning of the patient, identification, causes of drowning (is it a result of a crime?) with all consequences, decision of a possible hospitalization). As to the rescue action itself I find the test well composed.

LOSKOT, Jaromír. Záchrana na tekoucích vodách: bezpečnost a záchrana u vody. 2. vyd. Praha: Vodní záchranná služba Českého červeného kříže, 1999. Záchranář. ISBN 80-902805-1-X.

MILER, Tomáš. Bezpečnost a záchrana u vody: bazény a koupaliště. 2. vyd. Praha: Vodní záchranná služba Českého červeného kříže, 1999. Záchranář. ISBN 80-902805-0-1.

inserted: 21. 12. 2011 | last modified on: 27. 10. 2019

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