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					COURSE PLAN
 2011
            Introduction and Objectives of the Bronze Medallion course

The Bronze Medallion Award enables the candidate to acquire an understanding of the key principles in
lifesaving training : judgment, knowledge, skills and physical fitness.

The Bronze Medallion Program facilitates the acquisition of the methods used to tow and carry, perform
defences and releases, thus preparing the candidate for different rescue situations involving both
conscious and unconscious victims and requiring increasing amounts of risk.

According to the regulation S-3,r.3, the holder of a Bronze Medallion certification who is 15 years or
age or more is considered an assistant lifeguard in a pool setting.


                                       Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the candidate will be able to:

       Demonstrate accuracy in throwing a buoyant aid;
       Simulate self rescue techniques;
       Demonstrate the ability to recover a submerged victim from a distance of 20 meters;
       Demonstrate three methods of defences and releases;
       Demonstrate the ability to swim head-up 6 x 25m or yd;
       Demonstrate the ability to swim 500 m or 550 yd. Continuously in 15 minutes or less;
       Demonstrate rescue breathing and one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
       Simulate the treatment of a conscious victim with an obstructed airway;
       Simulate the treatment of a unconscious victim with an obstructed airway;
       Demonstrate the appropriate recognition and care of a victim suffering from shock;
       Demonstrate the appropriate recognition and care for a victim suffering from either a heart
       attack or angina;
       Demonstrate the appropriate recognition and care of a victim suffering from external bleeding;
       Demonstrate the appropriate recognition and care of a victim suffering from a stroke or a
       transient ischemic attack;
       Evaluate the safety of an aquatic facility and its ongoing activities, and where appropriate,
       model safe aquatic leisure choices;
       Recover and immobilize a conscious breathing victim with a cervical spinal injury in shallow
       water;
       Perform a logical underwater search;
       Perform a non-contact rescue in an aquatic situation;
       Perform a rescue of a non-breathing victim located in deep water;
       Perform a rescue of a distressed or drowning victim requiring a 20m or yd. Approach and 20m
       or yd. return.
                                                                Evaluation

All the elements (items) of the course are evaluated by the instructor on a progressive basis. At the
end of the training, the candidates will be reevaluated in the pool by an evaluator, recognized by the
Lifesaving Society. The evaluated items during this appraisal are:
          Recover and immobilize a conscious breathing victim with a cervical spine injury                                    (item 11)

          Perform a non-contact rescue in an aquatic situation (item 13)
          Perform a rescue of an unconscious victim                    (item 14)

          Perform a rescue of a distressed or drowning victim requiring a 20 m or yd. Approach and a
          20m or yd. return (item 15)

                                                Requirements of the course
Prerequisites*

          Be 13 yrs at the exam or hold the Bronze Star Certification
          Demonstrate the knowledge and skills of Swim Kids Level 10 of the Red Cross Program by the
          first class (the evaluation must be done by a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor)
*You are responsible for demonstrating the acquisition of the different prerequisites at the latest by the first class by forwarding a photocopy of
each of the prerequisites to the instructor. If the case arises, the administration reserves the right to a possible refusal of a National Lifesaving
course.


Attendance
The presence and participation of a candidate for the entirety course is mandatory. The candidate
should be present for 75% of the trainings to be allowed to take the final exam. It is the responsibility
of the candidate to keep themselves up to date and to complete missed lessons due to an absence.

Attitude and Behavior
Respectful and safe behavior will be shown throughout the course without exception; candidates who
fail to meet this standard may be refused into the course.


                                                            Administration


Length of course:                                           25 hours minimum (final exam not included).

Compulsory equipement:                                      Pocket mask, gloves
                                                            Shirt and pants

Compulsory reading:                                         Canadian Lifesaving Manual

Recommended reading:                                        Canadian First Aid Manual

Validity of certificates:                                   Two years as a work diploma
                                                            Four years maximum to take a re-qualification
                                         Human Resources

Course Instructor :_____________________                         Phone :_________________
                                                                 Email :_______________________

Course Instructor:_____________________                          Phone :_________________
                                                                 Email :_______________________

Course Examiner (s): _________________________________________________________

Please feel free to contact us for any questions, comments, inputs or simply to get involved!

Bronze level Committee: comitebronze@sauvetage.qc.ca

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Person in charge of aquatics :___________________                       Phone :_________________
                                                                 Email :_______________________




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