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  • Slide 1 - Ch. 3 Lifeguarding Patron Surveillance and Emergency Preparation
  • Slide 2 - Patron Surveillance A lifeguard’s primary responsibility is to ensure patron safety and protect lives. The primary tool to accomplish that function is patron surveillance—keeping a close watch over people in the facility. You will spend most of your time on patron surveillance. You must be alert and attentive at all times
  • Slide 3 - Patron Surveillance continued… With effective surveillance, you can recognize behaviors or situations that might lead to life-threatening emergencies. Effective surveillance has several elements, including— Victim recognition. Effective scanning. Lifeguard stations. Area of responsibility.
  • Slide 4 - Victim Recognition It’s important to understand the behaviors that a victim shows
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  • Slide 6 - Effective Scanning Scanning is a visual technique for watching patrons in the water. What does effective scanning require?
  • Slide 7 - Effective Scanning requires that you--- p. 31 Scan patrons in the assigned area of responsibility. Scan above & below the water Scan crowded areas carefully. Do not be distracted by people or activities. Be aware of conditions that affect visibility at different times of the day
  • Slide 8 - Lifeguard Stations Patron surveillance is performed in a lifeguard chair or by standing on the deck or in the water. The location of your lifeguard station must enable you to see your entire area of responsibility. You might have to move your lifeguard stand or change your position during the day.
  • Slide 9 - How do periodic rotations from one station to another, along with breaks, help keep you alert and decrease fatigue?
  • Slide 10 - Area of Responsibility Your supervisor will establish the area of responsibility for patron surveillance. Areas of responsibility can include— Zone coverage. Total coverage. Back-up coverage.
  • Slide 11 - The RID Factor Most drownings at supervised swim areas happen when neither lifeguards nor patrons notice that a victim has slipped below the surface. RID Recognition Intrusion Distraction
  • Slide 12 - Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) EAPs are detailed plans describing everyone’s responsibilities in an emergency and should be in the facility’s policies and procedures manual. EAPs should be practiced regularly during orientation and in-service training sessions.
  • Slide 13 - What are the steps of an EAP?

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