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by Gerald M. Dworkin May 21, 1998 Since 1980, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has documented over 18 incidents, including five deaths, involving children between the ages of two and 14 who were injured or died due to body part entrapment...

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This information is being provided to inform those who manage and operate pools, waterparks, and other venues about the risks of cryptosporidiosis and ways to help prevent it. by Gerald M. Dworkin Cryptosporidium parvum...

by Gerald M. Dworkin July 27, 1998 A 6-year-old child runs across the pool deck. The lifeguard stationed in the nearest elevated lifeguard stand sees the child, identifies the risk, and attempts to blow his whistle in an effort to warn the...

Reprinted from Aquatics International Magazine (September/October 1998) by Gerald M. Dworkin Properly recognizing and managing suspected spinal injuries caused by head-first entries into the water require high levels of training. Lifeguards and other water rescue personnel must be able to evaluate the...

Note: The following information was compiled through the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Spa and Pool Institute, the National Safety Council, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and AQUA Magazine. by Gerald M. Dworkin October 6, 1998 Although showing a...

by Gerald M. Dworkin October 31, 1998 Based on a 1961 study at Williamston, MI, conducted by the Michigan State Police, the Indiana University Health and Safety Department, the Michigan Highway Department, and the American Red Cross, it was estimated that approximately...

TWO BOYS, age 11, are ice skating at a local pond. Suddenly, the ice cracks and one boy falls through into 34 degree Fahrenheit water. His friend runs to his aid, and potential tragedy grows as the second boy is...

by Gerald M. Dworkin January 8, 1999 In order to appreciate the resuscitation protocols being advocated today, as well as new innovations in techniques, protocols, and technologies, it is important to know how these resuscitation procedures have evolved over the years. Therefore,...

by Gerald M. Dworkin The following information is reprinted from an April 1995 brochure published by the National Swimming Pool Foundation in cooperation with the National Spa and Pool Institute and the National Safety Council. Think Ahead Once you've started your dive, you...

Lifeguard Shortage May Be Putting Swimmers At Risk Demanding training may be one reason behind the lifeguard shortage from Reporter Deborah Feyerick, CNN.com June 13, 1999 NEW YORK (CNN) -- Summertime is here, and that means it's time for sun and fun. But a...

by Gerald M. Dworkin September 15, 1999 The following quotation from an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) summary helps to clarify OSHA's position on which employees should have protective devices for doing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The key phrase is "reasonably be expected...

A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association Task Force on Automatic External Defibrillation In October 1993 the American Heart Association appointed the Task Force on Automatic External Defibrillation. The task force was charged with conducting a conference on...

by Gerald M. Dworkin November 18, 1999 The following information was extracted from the Medtronic Physio-Control website at www.aedhelp.com, and is posted on our website to educate Aquatic Recreation Agencies, Beach Patrols, Lifeguard Organizations, Aquatic and Fitness Facilities, and Public Safety and...

The Preparation and Training of Public Safety and Rescue Personnel to Respond to Ice and Cold Water Emergencies by Gerald M. Dworkin October 22, 2000 Case Study #1: March 14, 2000. Ralph Johnson, a 72-year-old male and avid fisherman, purchased his daily permit...

(PREVENTION • RECOGNITION • MANAGEMENT) Published in Camp Business Magazine by Gerald M. Dworkin February 2001 Since water and pool safety is such a huge issue for camps that provide aquatic recreation for their campers it's important to understand that the primary responsibilities of...

Published in Aquatics International Magazine by Gerald M. Dworkin September 2001 For aquatics facilities to effectively integrate rescue and safety services with those of the local fire and rescue agencies and emergency medical services (EMS), it’s imperative that all agencies establish collaborative agreements...

(PREVENTION • RECOGNITION • MANAGEMENT) Published in the April 2002 issue of Florida Hotel & Motel Journal by Gerald M. Dworkin Since water and pool safety is such a huge issue for hotels, it is important to understand that the primary responsibilities of...

by Gerald M. Dworkin 08/09/02 The following statistics were taken from the 2001 issue of Accident Facts, published by the National Safety Council. They are based on death and injury statistics from 1998. Heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and unintentional...

"Layers of Protection" have been advocated over the years by such organizations as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); the Centers for Disease Control (CDC); the National Spa and Pool Institute (NSPI); National Safe Kids; the National Drowning Prevention Alliance...

by Stathis Avramidis Photos courtesy D&D Technologies Lifeguarding at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and the Test Events that occurred previously was characterized by a poor organizational system. However the participation of some highly qualified volunteers to work as lifeguards, bringing their...

THEIR DEPLOYMENT & USE WITHIN THE LIFEGUARD, AQUATICS SAFETY & RECREATION SECTOR by Gerald M. Dworkin 02/15/05 Sudden cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart stops suddenly and unexpectedly and is caused by life-threatening arrhythmias in the heart's electrical system. Most...

The concern: The use of latex gloves in health care has risen as workers have become more aware of the need for barrier protection against bloodborne pathogens and universal precautions were adopted. Universal precautions call for the use of gloves...