VSLC Swimming Teacher's Rescue Award

VSLC Swimming Teacher’s Rescue Award

The Swimming Teacher’s Rescue Award is designed to give qualified swimming teachers the skills they need to perform a rescue and appropriate aftercare in the event of aquatic emergency. This course is typically delivered over 1 day.

Qualification Details

Qualification Name: VSLC Swimming Teacher’s Rescue Award
Current Version: v1.1

Governance: Taught in line with European Resuscitation Council Guidelines

Duration: 8 hours contact time
Validity: 2 years from the date of the course. Refresher training is recommended at least annually.

 

Swimming Pool Knowledge:

  • 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 Rescuer
  • List the rescue equipment available

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 suspected:
    • Fractures
    • Dislocations
    • Strains and sprains
    • Cramp
  • Know how to recognise and treat suspected:
    • Spinal injuries
    • Epilepsy
  • Know how to treat a suspected spinal cord injury:
    • Demonstrate manual in line stabilisation on a suspected spinal cord injury casualty
    • Demonstrate the Land-based Log Roll
    • Demonstrate the recovery position using two people
  • Know how to recognise and treat suspected breathing problems:
    • Asthma
    • Hyperventilation
    • Drowning
    • Choking
  • Know how to recognise and treat shock and bleeding:
    • Identify types of bleeding
    • List the signs and symptoms of shock
    • Identify the treatment for shock
    • Identify the treatment for 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 (if teaching baby swimming)

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 5m:
    • 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 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 a spinal stabilization method
    • Demonstrate team stabilisation
    • Perform a horizontal team lift

This qualification is trainer assessed. 

To complete the qualification, candidates must:

  • 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
  • Demonstrate the log roll and modified recovery position for spinal injury
  • Using a manikin demonstrate basic life support for children
  • Using a manikin demonstrate basic life support for infants (Baby Swim Teacher Option)
  • Using a manikin demonstrate obtaining an airway on a suspected spinal injury
  • 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 5m for a:

    Weak swimmer or 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

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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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