Aquatic Emergency Care/AED
You own an aquatic facility or work in one? The Lifesaving Society is the only organization that offers the Aquatic Emergency Care/AED award, required by the Regulation respecting safety in public baths, which stipulates that owners of aquatic facilities whose water plan surface is less than 100 m2 (such as hotels and campings) must ensure the facility is supervised by someone who holds this certification.
This 20-hour training will teach you the principles underlying first aid techniques that must be performed for the most common injuries around aquatic environments, and treatments to administer to victims in cardiopulmonary arrest. You will focus on basic lifesaving techniques, victim removal, entries into water, spinal-injury victim management in the aquatic environment and rescuing an unconscious or non-swimmer victim.
Moreover, you will learn to provide basic treatments in order to immobilize an injury, to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and to administer epinephrin with an auto-injector. At the end of this course, you will be able to quickly recognize abnormal signs and symptoms and to apply the necessary measures.
This course can be adapted according to the participants’ needs.
Minimum time required
- To know how to swim*
- Be at least 14 years old
*Being able to swim means being able to achieve the Swim to Survive standard: rolling into deep water, treading water for one minute, then swimming 50 meters without any buoyant aid.
Item 1 - Standard first aid principles
Item 2 - Legal aspects of an intervention
Item 3 - Emergency procedures
Item 4 - Carrying an injured victim
Item 5 - Communications with the emergency response services
Item 6 - Anatomy and physiology
Item 7 - Prehospital assessment
Item 8 - Primary assessment
Item 10 - Chain of Survival™
Item 11 - Resuscitation techniques – Adult and child
Item 12 - Airway obstruction – Conscious adult and child
Item 13 - Airway obstruction – Unconscious adult and child
Item 14 - Rescue breathing complications or specific situations
Item 15 - AED operation
Item 16 - Two-rescuer CPR and AED
Item 17 - Shock / fainting
Item 18a - Convulsions
Item 18b - Glycemia-related problems
Item 19a - Cardiovascular emergencies
Item 19b - Respiratory emergencies
Item 19c - Intoxication
Item 19d - Abdominal pains
Item 20a - Cold-related problems
Item 20b - Heat-related problems
Item 20c - Burns
Item 20d - Drowning
Item 21 - Bleeding
Item 22 - Head and spinal injuries
Item 23a - Musculo-skeletal injuries – Upper limbs
Item 23b - Soft tissue injuries
Item 23c - Thoracic injuries
Item 23d - Facial injuries
Item 25 - Entries / Removals
Item 26- Management of a spinal injury in an aquatic environment
Item 27a - Rescue - Unconscious victim
Item 27b - Rescue - Non-swimmer victim
Item 27c - Rescue - Injured victim
Item 27d - Rescue - Submerged victim
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux: Administrating epinephrine for acute anaphylactic type allergic reactions: People known to be allergic – 1.5 hour.