First Aid Courses for the Aquatic Environment

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dc.contributor.author Szpilman, D en
dc.contributor.author Morizot-Leite, L en
dc.contributor.author de Vries, W en
dc.contributor.author Beerman, S en
dc.contributor.author Martinho, FNR en
dc.contributor.author Smoris, L en
dc.contributor.author Løfgren, B en
dc.contributor.author Webber, Jonathon en
dc.contributor.editor Bierens, JJLM en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-02T03:52:09Z en
dc.date.issued 2014-10-26 en
dc.identifier.citation J.J.L.M. Bierens (Ed.). Drowning: Prevention, Rescue, Treatment.(pp. 659-666). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, 26 October 2014 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-642-04253-9 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31217 en
dc.description.abstract First aid in the aquatic environment requires specific skills and knowledge that are not taught in regular first aid education. Some topics are unique to aquatics. Target groups for such courses include persons living, playing, or working near or around the water. First aid courses tailored for the aquatic environment contribute to a competent rescue and resuscitation of a drowning victim and to the safety of the lay rescuer [1] or trained rescuer [2]. By including information on water safety awareness, these courses can also contribute to prevention and reduce the drowning burden. The relevance of an aquatic course was first extensively debated at an expert meeting Do we need a special first aid course for drowning victims during the World Congress on Drowning in the Netherlands 2002. Since 2002, first aid courses for the aquatic environment have been successfully organized around the world. This chapter reviews the importance and need of these courses and what has been learned en
dc.publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg en
dc.relation.ispartof Drowning: Prevention, Rescue, Treatment en
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dc.title First Aid Courses for the Aquatic Environment en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-642-04253-9_101 en
pubs.begin-page 659 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
pubs.author-url http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-04253-9_101 en
pubs.end-page 666 en
pubs.place-of-publication Berlin en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.elements-id 542701 en
pubs.org-id Faculty of Medical & Hlth Sci en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Anaesthesiology en
pubs.number 101 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-10-12 en


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