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Get To Know Your First-Aid Kit!

Starting your career in aquatics can be quite intimidating. The very notion of being responsible for the lives of others may take some time to get used to. However, don't be alarmed! All lifeguards, such as myself have gone through this kind of feeling. For this reason, I made this quiz to give instructors, lifeguards, and Deck Supervisors the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the common items they will need to use in any first-aid situation. I did refer to the internet for some of these results to get a more academic answer to the use of certain objects. This quiz is designed the give aquatic staff a refresher on what things are called, what they're used for, etc. if the case may be an individual may be too scared to ask fellow co-workers or whatever the situation may be. I want this to be a fun, interactive, and new idea for anyone to try. I hope you enjoy this quiz! :D

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Get To Know Your First-Aid Kit!

You got: Accident/Incident Reports

Accident/Incident Reports are a crucial part in any rescue. They help you to document all the information that happened in an event. These are incredibly informative, but must be done correctly. All reports should be reviewed by your Deck Supervisor prior to putting it in your Programmer's mailbox. Accident/Incident Reports are found in the top compartment of the first-aid kit.

Accident/Incident Reports
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You got: Blanket

When a serious accident occurs it is important to keep the patient warm and comfortable in order to guard against shock. There are two different types of blankets that can be used: a cotton cellular blanket or an emergency foil blanket.

Blanket
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You got: First-Aid Manual

First-aid manuals are mandatory in all first-aid kits and are a great reference for aquatic staff. These can be found in the same compartment as the accident/incident reports.

First-Aid Manual
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You got: Adhesive Tapes

From paper cuts to scrapes, adhesive tapes are useful to ensure that minor injuries do not become infected. These are usually found in the plastic bag in the clear pocket of the first-aid kit.

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You got: Sugar & Salt

These sweet and salty ingredients aren't just used to make your culinary meals taste better, they are also used for first-aid. Sugar can be used for diabetic patients and salt is great for patients suffering from sodium loss which can result from excessive sweating for example. These are usually found in the plastic bag in the clear pocket of the first-aid kit.

Sugar & Salt
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You got: 4" Gauze & Adhesive Tape

These are used for cleaning/drying/covering wounds. The tape is used for holding dressings in place. These are usually found in the plastic bag in the clear pocket of the first-aid kit.

4" Gauze & Adhesive Tape
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You got: Oropharyngeal Airway Kit (OPA's)

OPA's are a medical device used to maintain or open a patient's airway. It does this by preventing the tongue from covering the epiglottis, which could prevent the person from breathing. These should be located on the top right section of your first-aid kit. Every kit should have 2 sets.

Oropharyngeal Airway Kit (OPA's)
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You got: CPR Pocket Mask

This is a device used to safely deliver rescue breaths during a cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest. Most first-aid carry more than one. These are found in the main compartment of the first-aid kit.

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You got: Non-rebreather mask

A non-rebreather mask is used to assist in the delivery of oxygen therapy. This should be located either on top or beside the oxygen tank in the first-aid kit.

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You got: Nasal Cannula

The nasal cannula is used to deliver supplemental oxygen or increased airflow to a patient or person in need of respiratory help. This tube has one end splits which into two ends which are placed in the nostrils for adequate oxygen delivery. These are typically found in the side pocket of the first-aid kit.

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You got: Adult and Child Bag-valve Mask (BVM)

BVM's are commonly used to provide positive pressure ventilation to patients who are not breathing or not breathing adequately. These are found in the main compartment, once you open the first-aid kit.

Adult and Child Bag-valve Mask (BVM)
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You got: Gloves

Gloves create a barrier device between germs and your hands. Please wear gloves every time you will be touching blood, bodily fluids, and/or broken skin. These can be found in the side pockets of the first-aid kit, or every guard office should supply a full box of extra ones in the extra-supply closet.

Gloves
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You got: Manual Suction Device

Suction may be used to clear the airway of blood, saliva, vomit, or other secretions so that a patient may breathe. These are found in the main compartment of the first-aid kit, near the oxygen tank.

Manual Suction Device
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You got: Oxygen Tank

Oxygen tanks are pretty self-explanatory. They are a vessel that carry oxygen. Ensure that the O2 tank is full prior to any opening shift. Remember that when administrating oxygen, the tank is placed on its side. This is found at the bottom of the first-aid kit.

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You got: Wood Splints

Applying a wood splint to a broken bone can help in case of an emergency to keep a damaged body part immobile in order to prevent further injury. These are usually found in the plastic bag in the clear pocket of the first-aid kit.

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You got: Rollup Splints

Similarly to wood splints, rollup splints can help immobilize any bone or joint injury. These are typically found in the side pocket of the first-aid kit.

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You got: Splint Padding

Padding is used to hold dressings in place under a splint or cast. These are usually found in the plastic bag in the clear pocket of the first-aid kit or in the plastic bag in the top compartment where the first-aid manual is.

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You got: Triangular Bandages

Triangular bandages are used as a sling for an injured arm or shoulder. These are usually found in the plastic bag in the clear pocket of the first-aid kit.

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You got: 3" Gauze

These are used for cleaning/drying/covering wounds. The tape is used for holding dressings in place. These are usually found in the plastic bag in the clear pocket of the first-aid kit.

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You got: Safety Scissors

These scissors are used for cutting tape or bandages or to remove victim's clothing. These are usually found in the plastic bag in the clear pocket of the first-aid kit.

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You got: Ice Pack

Ice packs help heal pain, swelling, and inflammation. These are usually found in the plastic bag in the clear pocket of the first-aid kit or in the side pockets near the gloves. Extra ice packs are also found in the supply closet of any guard office.

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