• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Life Saving Assessment

Extracts from this document...


Aquatics Task Description: You will be given a scenario and some equipment. Your objective is to assess the situation and act accordingly. You will be asked to complete the scenario and then include a written evaluation describing: * What you did * The order in which you rescued the casualties * Give reasons behind your strategy. * Consider your applications of the 3 A's: * Awareness * Assessment * Action * What would you do differently the next time if you could do this rescue over again? My situation: In my scenario, there were 3 types of people in difficulty: 1) A weak swimmer 2) An injured swimmer (injured leg) 3) An unconscious swimmer I was also given the following equipments: -a noodle float -a rope -a kick board A bystander was also present to assist me. The following table shows a list of steps taken during this process: Step number What I did during the step: 1 As soon as the process started, I recognized that there was an unconscious, weak and injured swimmer. ...read more.


3 (1st part) Having completed the phone call, I asked the bystander to help me by pulling the rope into a hoop, and throwing one end over to the injured swimmer to pull her in. It was evident that she was injured on her leg as she was in an awkward position in the water, grasping onto her leg, and this was affecting her ability to stay afloat in water. As the injury was on her leg, it did not affect her by allowing her to hold onto the rope, since it was not her arm that was injured. Her injury was not affecting her spine, and hence, I had learnt that it would be safer to avoid contact with the injured swimmer. By pulling her in with the rope, it eliminated the need for her to kick using her injured leg. I also told the injured swimmer to keep her arms wide to catch the rope and encouraged her to keep her head above the water and stay calm, and that help was on the way. ...read more.


The first improvement that I would have to make is to make my transitions smoother. Before asking my bystander to help me rescue the injured swimmer, I was trying to untie the knot on the rope. However, after a few seconds, I realized that I was wasting time, and this was the time I told my bystander to help me rescue the injured swimmer. This delayed time in saving the unconscious, and she might have stopped breathing if I took too long. In addition, I should have provided more encouragement for the casualties. For the weak swimmer, I felt that I should have encouraged her that she would be fine. During the process, I did not provide much encouragement but rather only instructions. Improvements could also have been made during the process of rescuing the unconscious, such as checking that she was alive and breathing before bringing her back to shore. When I rescued the unconscious, I dived into the pool straight away and brought her to shore, forgetting to do the most basic checks. This would have been crucial in a real life situation as the casualty might have needed rescue breathing. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Importance of Following Instructions

    There are many consequences that are received from not listening or following instructions. It can be very frustrating to teachers when their students are not listening to what they are saying.

  2. GCSE Astronomy Controlled Assessment B4: Constellation Photography

    plan to take my photographs in my garden in my home which is slightly on the outskirts of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Even though this is not the most ideal site (due to street lamps and other houses around me hindering accurate observations of the sky), it is better than somewhere like


    While it was found that more people who reported illness from each income group received medical treatment of some kind, there was ? decline in seeking care from ? health provider. Among those in th? lowest income group who reported illness but did not obtain treatment of any kind, nearly 70% (as compared with 38% in 1993)

  2. Curtain Call

    very nervous performance the song was good and the band received applause as they came off stage. After this event James began to take the band more seriously. They had practices more often and began to learn songs together. The band originally formed under the name "360" however this only

  1. What safeguards need to be in place when assessing children and the need for ...

    and the development you would expect to see and the usual rate of development. Physical development Communications, intellectual development and learning Social, emotional and behavioural development Age groups - Birth - 3 years Babies may stop crying when picked up They love opportunities to lie flat and kick their legs

  2. Analyse and comment on the effectiveness of the media devices used to present war ...

    I will also be commenting on the possible effects on the audience through the use of these camera shots. Low-angled shots are quite effective because when you are looking up at something from below it can make it seem as though it is bigger and more powerful.

  1. GCSE Astronomy controlled assessment - B4 Constellation Photography

    Background information on the constellations A Greek polymath, Ptolemy, was the first to publish an official list of 48 constellations which dates back to the 2nd century. This list has since been extended to 88 by the Astronomical union in 1922.

  2. Citizenship Task. Our aim was to raise awareness of the issues concerning Global ...

    provide awareness and share their knowledge and how every individual should have the right to survive and live in a better world. Another aim was to raise support for global citizens, helping to extend beyond the national side of things.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work