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Personal Protective Equipment for Blood Cleanup

The safest way to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens is to never ever come into contact with blood. Unfortunately, that isn’t always an option. At some point you may need to provide medical assistance to someone that is bleeding, or you may be asked to clean up blood spills.

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AED Maintenance and Storage

AED Could Have Prevented Tragedy: A 16-year-old high school basketball player had just made a game-winning shot in overtime when he suddenly collapsed to the floor. Initially, parents, coaches, and players thought it was due to exhaustion or just the excitement of the moment, but they all quickly realized something much more serious had happened.

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Shallow Water Blackout

In the News: An experienced YMCA lifeguard preparing to enlist in the Navy SEAL program blacked out during a breath holding exercise. An on-duty lifeguard at the facility noticed him at the bottom of the pool and was forced to perform CPR.

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Aquatic Surveillance

The Yoni Gottesman Drowning: On August 15, 2005, Yoni Gottesman, a four-year-old boy from Santa Barbara, California, went to his very first day of summer camp. Although he was one of the younger kids at the camp, he did his best to keep up with the other kids.

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Lifeguard Hydration

Real Life Stories: A college student from the northern United States made the decision to spend his summer lifeguarding in hot and humid central Florida. After a late night out, the guard skipped breakfast and arrived for his shift early in the summer season.

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5 Parts of a Safe Lifeguard Rotation

Few people outside of the aquatics profession understand how truly exhausting lifeguarding can be. Constant vigilance mixed with environmental elements makes surveillance a chore.

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Lifeguard Assessments

In the News: A woman was found unconscious at the bottom of a lap pool. Employees of the facility quickly removed her and performed CPR until EMS arrived. The woman, who was later found to be a visitor at the facility, was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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Cloudy Pool Water

In the News: Two young boys aged 12 and 13 drowned in a swimming pool at a youth camp due to extremely cloudy water. The boys went down a slide that dropped into the 13 feet deep end of the pool where they struggled and drowned.

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Sauna Fire Prevention

Sauna Fires in the News: A group of men at a popular fitness center decided to spend some time in the sauna to relax after a workout. When they exited the sauna one of the men left the newspaper he was reading on the bench.

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Recreational Water Illnesses

In the News: Several members of a youth organization began experiencing a variety of symptoms a few days after their group visited a public pool. Their symptoms included fever, vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, and diarrhea.

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