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Emergency and First Aid Information



EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE EXPERIENCE MAKES



Preparation is Prevention


Preventing an emergency is the best preparation:
Never leave a child alone in or near a swimming
pool, spa or any other body of water!
Remember, it is not just swimming pools that are
potentially dangerous. An infant or child can drown
in any body of water, including spas, hot tubs -- and
even bathtubs. Vigilant supervision of infants and
children is essential.

Prepare for an Emergency


Pool-side rescue equipment, including a ring buoy with
an attached line and/or a long handled hook, should
be available to assist in removing the child from
the water. This equipment should never be used for play.
Emergency procedures should be clearly written and
posted in the pool or spa/hot tub area.

In Case of Emergency:


1


Dial the local emergency telephone number ["911", or
the appropriate 7-digit number for Emergency Medical
Service (EMS), Fire or Police]. It is advisable to have
a cordless telephone available in the pool or spa/hot
tub area.

2


Give your:


  A. Name
B. Location, including names of streets or landmarks.
C. Telephone number you are calling from
D. Tell what happened, how many people need help,
and the condition of the child/children.

E. Don't hang up the phone until after the emergency
person does, to ensure that you have answered all
of his/her questions and given all pertinent information.
 


Pediatric Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation ( CPR )


These guidelines have been written to help you
prepare for what to do if and when a drowning
accident should occur involving an infant or
child. In the vast majority of incidents of
near drowning, you can save the life of the
infant or child be using rescue breathing
techniques. However, there are also guidelines
for cardiac support, in those cases where no pulse
or heartbeat is present. But performing these
techniques requires extreme care and "hands-on"
practice in a CPR instruction course. Please
learn and practice CPR.

Guidelines for
Rescue Breathing


If an accident happens, you should first
determine if the child is and
breathing by seeing if he/she responds to gentle
shaking. Be especially careful if the child may have
sustained head or neck trauma so as not to cause
spinal cord injury.
But even if the child is conscious -- or if you have
any doubts whatsoever -- you should immediately call
"911" or the emergency medical services number in your area.

If the child is unconscious
follow the procedures below.


1


Call out for help.

2



Position the child on his/her back, lying flat on
a firm surface. If there is evidence of head and
neck injury, use extreme caution in moving the child
and keep in mind that the child must be turned as a
unit with firm support of the head and neck so the
head does not roll, twist or tilt.

3


Straighten the neck ( unless injury is suspected )
and lift the jaw.

4


Give slow steady breaths into the infant's
nose and mouth: into the larger child's
mouth with nostrils pinched closed.

5


Breathe at 20 breaths per minute for infants
and 15 breaths per minute for children, using
only enough air to move the chest up and down.




Training in CPR is generally available in your
community from such groups as the American Heart
Association, The American Red Cross, and Professional
fire department personnel. You and your family members
have the responsibility to learn and practice CPR to
protect your own children, your friends and loved ones,
and yourselves.

Learn all you can to make your swimming experience a
safe and happy time!







Serving all of the State of New Jersey,
Southern NY and Eastern Pa.

Please call us at
732-297-1362
for more information

Or email us at

inspection@poolsrv.com

[ Introduction ]
[ Pool Inspection for the Home buyer ]
[ Pool Inspection FAQ ] [ Winter Inspection Information ]
[ Selling Your Home With A Pool ] [ Pricing & Sign-up Form ]
[
Safety ] [ Diving Do's & Don'ts ] [ Emergency Help ]
[ Pool Covers ] [ Maintenance ] [ Beppu Mineral Salts ]
[ A Commentary by Stephen Toff ] [ Contact Us ]



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