Swimming

req. 1 hypothermia: can be prevented by swimming in water that isn’t too cold. Can be treated by removing victim from water, drying, and slowly warming. 2. dehydration: drink water to prevent and treat 3. sunburn: prevented by wearing sunscreen, treated by applying allow and staying out of sun 4. heat exhaustion: prevented by staying hydrated and keeping cool, treated by staying out of sun, sipping water, applying a cool wet cloth, and calling 911 5. heatstroke: prevented and treated by keeping out of too much sun, staying hydrated, and keeping cool 6. cramps: prevented by not swimming 45 minutes after eating, treated by keeping victim calm, out of the water, and gently massaging and stretching cramped muscle 7. hyperventilation: prevented by knowing your limits and not passing them, treated by staying out of water and keeping calm 8. spinal injury: prevented by not diving into untested water, treated by keeping victim supported and protected from hitting anything; call 911 9. stings/bites: prevented by staying away from potential aggressive animals, treat by flushing out and getting medical help; scrape sting with credit card 10. cuts/scrapes: prevent by staying away from sharp rocks, treat by flushing and applying antibacterial cream and bandage 1. req. 2 The victim must not be breathing and have a stopped heart for CPR to be preformed. Check the chest for breathing and the pulse for heartrate. req. 6c HELP- heat escape lessening posture helps keep in. req. 6d because it lets more of the water cover your body. If you huddle, it keeps heat in. req. 8b4 swimmers race using competitive strokes such as freestyle, backstroke, or breaststroke

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