LIFEGUARDING ACRONYMS

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What does S in SAMPLE stand for?
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Signs and Symptoms.
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What does A in SAMPLE stand for?
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Allergies.
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What does M in SAMPLE stand for?
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Medications.
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What does P in SAMPLE stand for?
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Pertinent Past Medical History.
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What does L in SAMPLE stand for?
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Last Oral Intake.
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What does E in SAMPLE stand for?
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Events leading up to the incident.
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What does AED stand for?
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Automated External Defibrillator.
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What does F in FIND stand for?
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Figure out the problem.
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What does I in FIND stand for?
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Identify possible solutions.
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What does N in FIND stand for?
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Name all pros and cons of each solution.
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What does D in FIND stand for?
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Decide what solution is best, then act.
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What is “Thermocline?”
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A condition where the surface water may be warm and comfortable, then water at a depth of several feet is much colder.
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What is “Hypothermia?”
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It is when your body has a very low temperature.
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What is “Chlorine?”
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Chlorine is one of the most common chemicals used to disinfect pools and spas.
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What is “Hypochlorous Acid” also known as?
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Free Chlorine.
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What is the NOAA?
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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