VSLC Pool Lifeguard Qualification

VSLC Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Our Pool Lifeguard qualification is a professional programme designed to ensure individuals and teams can both prevent and respond to aquatic accidents. It is perfect for those working in large and or high risk pool environments. This qualification can also be delivered with VASA Certification, which is legally recognised nationally in Vietnam. 

Qualification Details

Qualification Name: VSLC Pool Lifeguard
Current Version: v1.1

Endorsed by: The Swimming Teacher’s Association (STA, UK)
Governance: Taught in line with European Resuscitation Council Guidelines

Duration: 35 hours contact time
Validity: 2 years from the date of the course. Regular ongoing training is recommended.

 

Swimming Pool Knowledge & Supervision Skills:

  • Identify health and safety aspects relevant to the swimming pool environment
  • Risk assess a swimming pool
  • List areas covered in a Normal Operating Plan
  • List areas covered in an Emergency Action Plan
  • List the role and responsibilities of a Pool Lifeguard
  • List the rescue equipment available
  • Demonstrate common communication signals
  • Demonstrate the 5-minute Scanning Strategy
  • Supervise a zone in a swimming pool as part of a lifeguard team

First Aid Knowledge:

  • Know how to make a Scene assessment
  • List the Primary Survey
  • List the priorities of casualty management
  • Know how to call for help
  • Know how to recognise and treat a suspected:
    • Fractures
    • Dislocations
    • Strains and sprains
    • Cramp
  • Know how to recognise and treat suspected:
    • Compression
    • Concussion
    • Skull fracture
    • Spinal injuries
  • Know how to treat a suspected spinal cord injury:
    • Demonstrate manual in line stabilisation on a suspected spinal cord injury casualty
    • Demonstrate log roll on a suspected spinal cord injury casualty
    • Demonstrate the recovery position using two people
  • Know how to recognise and treat suspected:
    • Heart Attack
    • Seizures
    • Diabetes
    • Stroke
  • Know how to recognise and treat suspected breathing problems:
    • Asthma
    • Hyperventilation
    • Drowning
    • Choking
  • Know how to recognise and treat suspected:
    • Small cuts
    • Grazes
    • Bruises
    • Minor burns
    • Stings
    • Snake bite
  • Know how to recognise and treat shock and bleeding:
    • Identify types of bleeding
    • List the signs and symptoms of shock
    • Demonstrate treating shock
    • Demonstrate controlling simulated external bleeding

 

Basic Life Support:

  • Demonstrate turning a simulated casualty from front to back
  • Demonstrate the action for regurgitation
  • Demonstrate putting the simulated casualty into the recovery position
  • Demonstrate using manikins basic life support for the following casualties:
    • Adult sudden collapse
    • Adult drowned
    • Child
    • Infant
  • Demonstrate on a manikin basic life support with the use of a pocket mask
  • Demonstrate on a manikin opening an airway for a suspected spinal cord injury casualty

Pool Rescue Skills:

  • Demonstrate a reaching rescue for a simulated weak swimmer
  • Demonstrate a throwing rescue for a simulated weak swimmer
  • Demonstrate over 5m a wading rescue on a simulated weak swimmer
  • Using a rescue aid perform a rescue over 10m:
    • Demonstrate a rescue of a non-swimmer
    • Demonstrate a rescue of a weak swimmer
    • Demonstrate a rescue of an injured swimmer
    • Demonstrate a rescue of an unconscious casualty
    • Demonstrate the rescue of two casualties
  • Demonstrate a rescue of a weak swimmer over 20m, reaching the casualty within 20 seconds
  • Demonstrate a rescue of a non-swimmer over 10m
  • Demonstrate a rescue of an injured swimmer over 10m
  • Demonstrate a rescue of an unconscious casualty over 10m
  • Demonstrate a rescue of an unconscious casualty from the deepest part of the pool:
    • Demonstrate the retrieval of a submersible manikin from the deepest part of the pool
    • Demonstrate simulated resuscitation in the water
    • Demonstrate the safe landing of a simulated live casualty onto poolside
    • Place the simulated casualty into the recovery position
  • Demonstrate how to stabilize a facedown suspected spinal cord injury casualty in shallow water
  • Demonstrate how to stabilize a facedown suspected spinal cord injury casualty in deep water:
    • Demonstrate a spinal stabilization method
    • Demonstrate team stabilisation

Perform a horizontal team lift

This qualification is trainer assessed. 

To complete the qualification, candidates must: 

  • Successfully pass a written exam
  • Demonstrate the primary survey and turning face down to face up
  • Demonstrate the procedure for action for vomit and recovery position
  • Demonstrate the log roll and modified recovery position for spinal injury
  • Using a manikin demonstrate basic life support for adult sudden collapse
  • Using a manikin demonstrate basic life support for an adult drowning casualty
  • Using a manikin demonstrate basic life support for children
  • Using a manikin demonstrate basic life support for infants
  • Using a manikin demonstrate obtaining an airway on a suspected spinal injury
  • Demonstrate a contact rescue over 20m for a weak swimmer, reaching the casualty in 20sec.
  • Demonstrate a Reaching Rescue over 2m
  • Demonstrate a Throwing Rescue over 5m
  • Demonstrate a Wading Rescue over 5m
  • Demonstrate a water based rescue using a buoyant aid over 10m for a:

    Weak swimmer or Non-swimmer or Injured swimmer or Unconscious or 2 people

  • Demonstrate a water based contact rescue over 10m for a:

    Non-swimmer or Injured swimmer or Unconscious

  • Demonstrate recovering a simulated body from the pool floor, CPR and landing onto poolside
  • Demonstrate the rescue of a suspected spinal injury casualty in shallow water
  • Demonstrate the rescue of a suspected spinal injury casualty in deep water and landing

Upcoming Courses

Check out our upcoming courses and book online. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please see our full list of courses or get in touch and let us know what you need.

25 July

Emergency First Aid, Hanoi

25/07/2020 The Fitness Village, No. 68, Alley 50, Lane 310 Nghi Tam Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam VND1,950K 12 Qty Available
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05 - 07August

Pool Rescuer, Hanoi

05/08/2020 Golden Palm, 21 Lê Văn Lương, Trung Hoà, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội VND5,950K 12 Qty Available
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15 August

Emergency First Aid, HCMC

15/08/2020 Platinum Fitness, 105 Tôn Dật Tiên, P. Tân Phú, Q.7, TP.HCM VND1,950K 12 Qty Available
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12 September

Emergency First Aid, Hanoi

12/09/2020 The Fitness Village, No. 68, Alley 50, Lane 310 Nghi Tam Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam VND1,950K 12 Qty Available
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