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Water Rescue Service III

In the Czech Republic, swimming is very popular and frequent sport. Warm weather and summer days sprout the swimmers from the pools to the open waters. Swimming in open waters carries not only the joy, but also risks, and a lot of experienced swimmers can end up drowning for the first time. This algorithm will guide you through the water rescue technique from the beginning until the end.

Author: Michal Vondráček, MD, Lenka Šrahulková, MD, Zbyněk Šimek, Simona Tuhrinská

Institution: Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno

Medical discipline: Emergency Medicine

Keywords: First Aid | Drowning | Water rescue | WRS

Educational evel: Undergraduate level | Graduate

In the Czech Republic, swimming is very popular and frequent sport. Warm weather and summer days sprout the swimmers from the pools to the open waters. Swimming in open waters carries not only the joy, but also risks, and a lot of experienced swimmers can end up drowning for the first time. This algorithm will guide you through the water rescue technique from the beginning until the end.


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Review

The algorithm follows the basic principles that are taught for rescuing a drowning victim. The animations that accompany each question appeal to younger students without offending older ones.
This educational material provides step-by-step instructions, as well as questions on the following topics: meeting a drowning victim, principles for calling the emergency services, assessing your strength and abilities, and course of action in the water. At the same time, it touches upon CPR on a drowning victim.
I believe this educational material is simple, useful and can be used by all age groups.

publikováno: 1.6.2018 | last modified on: 8.7.2018