The 4Rs of Aquatic Rescue: educating the public about safety and risks of bystander rescue

Show simple item record Moran, Kevin en Webber, Jonathon en Stanley, T en 2017-10-16T02:09:53Z en 2017 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion 24(3):396-405 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 1745-7300 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract From 1980 to 2014, 87 persons drowned in New Zealand while attempting to rescue others; all incidents occurred in open water and most (80%) fatalities were male. While bystander rescue has been promoted as a way of preventing drowning, little is known about the knowledge base that informs potential rescuers. This study utilized a family water safety programme to promote a resource entitled the 4Rs of Aquatic Rescue. Participants (n = 174) completed a pre-intervention survey and were then provided with information and access to electronic resources on safe bystander rescue techniques. Most respondents (71%) had never been taught rescue techniques, and males were more confident of their rescue ability. Upon completion of the programme, significant differences were evident in respondents' understanding of rescue safety, but this did not translate to greater confidence or disposition towards performing a rescue. Ways of promoting bystander safety around water are discussed and recommendations for future studies are made. en
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion en
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dc.title The 4Rs of Aquatic Rescue: educating the public about safety and risks of bystander rescue en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/17457300.2016.1224904 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 396 en
pubs.volume 24 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Taylor & Francis en
dc.identifier.pmid 27633347 en
pubs.end-page 405 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 541635 en Medical and Health Sciences en School of Medicine en Anaesthesiology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1745-7319 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-10-16 en
pubs.dimensions-id 27633347 en

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