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Title:
Watersports safety and emergency first aid : a handbook for boaters, anglers, kayakers, river runners, and surfriders
Author:
Van Tilburg, Christopher.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Falcon, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
x, 81 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780762723539
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV770.6 .V36 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

A pocket guide to first aid and safety in and around the water written especially for the waterports enthusiast Clear instructions and advice on emergency procedures injuries and survival gear


Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
A Note on Zero-Impact Watersportsp. viii
1 Water Safety Basicsp. 1
Where to Beginp. 1
Getting the Scoop on Weather and Water Conditionsp. 3
Personal Flotation Devicep. 5
Personal Protective Clothingp. 7
Electronicsp. 12
2 Emergency Packsp. 15
Survival Gearp. 17
First-Aid Gearp. 21
3 Water Survivalp. 25
Don't Panic!p. 25
Overboardp. 27
Signalingp. 32
Emergency Navigationp. 35
Boat Problemsp. 38
Potable Waterp. 41
Fishingp. 44
4 First Aidp. 47
One More Time: Don't Panicp. 47
CPR Refresherp. 49
Woundsp. 50
Fishhooksp. 51
Extremity Injuryp. 53
Hypothermiap. 54
Dehydrationp. 54
Sunburnp. 55
Aquatic Animalsp. 56
Near Drowningp. 56
5 Special Circumstancesp. 59
Land Survivalp. 59
Open-Ocean Survivalp. 61
Dive Medicinep. 62
Safety Tips for Surf Ridersp. 63
Swift-Water Rescuep. 66
Appendix A For Further Readingp. 69
Appendix B Float Planp. 71
Indexp. 77
About the Authorp. 83

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