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Accidents

 

Minor Accidents: These can be defined as those occurrences that require the assistance of the lifeguard. Included would be scrapes or cuts. Supplies needed for these types of accidents can be found in the first-aid kit. A phone call to the injured person’s parents should be made to inform them of the accident.

 

Critical Accidents: These can be defined as those occurrences that require outside medical attention. If the accident is of a lesser injury such as a cut requiring stitches or the suspicion of a broken bone, the injured’s parent or close relative should be contacted immediately. In the case of a more critical injury, such as burns from contact with chemicals or unconsciousness, the ambulance should be called immediately followed by notification of the victim’s parents or close relative.

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