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What Your Should Know About Water-Related Accidents

As a general rule, do not attempt to initiate water rescue unless you have adequate training and an experienced swimmer. Except for open, shallow waters with uniform floor line or shallow swimming pools, the potential dangers faced during water rescue are too dangerous and too great for any untrained person or poor swimmer to attempt. […]

Helping Someone With Hyperventilation

Hyperventilation is the abnormal, rapid and deep breathing. The normal breathing pattern is 12 to 20 breaths per minute, anything that goes beyond can be considered hyperventilation. This acute condition can lead to a decrease in the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood. This sudden decrease in carbon dioxide can cause physiological changes […]