As we mentioned in Tip #1, one of the best ways you can make your pool safe for both children and adults, after you read the Pool Pros pool safety eBook, is to learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). If someone has an accident where they’ve ingested pool water and risk drowning, waiting for an ambulance and paramedics can waste precious minutes.
In EVERY pool emergency, your first call should be to 911. They will be able to advise you on CPR and will send professionals to help. But having the CPR knowledge from a prior training class will make you feel more comfortable reacting to an emergency. It’s essential for the rescuer to remain calm and direct the other people at the accident scene.
CPR usually involves chest compressions which help to manually pump blood through a heart. In addition, the rescuer may push air into the victim’s lungs – either by mouth or with an artificial respiration device.
Local chapters of the American Red Cross offer classes in CPR where you can learn specific tips on how to administer this life-saving technique. The type of CPR used varies depending on whether you are rescuing and adult or child.
Hopefully you’ll never have to use your CPR skills at your poolside. However, having the knowledge of these life-saving CPR techniques can make your pool a safer place for your friends and family.
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