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					                                         Rescue Training Session One Overview

                                       Self-Rescue Review
                                       Rescue Exercise 1: Tired Diver
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                                       Rescue Exercise 2: Panicked Diver
                                       Scenario Practice




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                                                     Self-Rescue Review

                                       Overview
                                          This exercise reviews the self-rescue skills you
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                                           learned during your PADI Open Water Diver course.




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                                                        Self-Rescue Review

                                       Learning Objective
                                          By the end of the self-rescue review, you should
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                                           be able to:
                                            Demonstrate the correct procedures for the following
                                             self-rescue situations:
                                                  Cramp release.
                                                  Establishing buoyancy at the surface.
                                                  Airway control.
                                                  Use of an alternate air source.
                                                  Overcoming vertigo and reestablishing sense of direction.




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                                                      Self-Rescue Review

                                       Skill and Technique Briefing
                                           Cramp release
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                                           Establishing buoyancy at the surface
                                           Airway control
                                           Use of an alternate air source
                                           Overcoming vertigo




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                                                      Self-Rescue Review

                                       Conduct
                                          Wear full scuba in water too deep to stand up in.
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                                          Work in buddy teams.
                                          Practice each self-rescue skill as discussed.
                                          Think about the identification of and the problem-
                                           solving aspect of common problems.




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                                                 Rescue Exercise 1: Tired Diver

                                       Overview
                                          This exercise teaches you the correct procedures for
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                                           responding to a distressed diver who, although still
                                           rational, needs assistance.
                                            Focus first on assessing the victim and the problem, then on
                                             acting to provide assistance.




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                                                 Rescue Exercise 1: Tired Diver

                                       Learning Objective
                                          By the end of this exercise, you should be able to:
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                                            Demonstrate the correct procedure for assisting a tired
                                             (rational) responsive diver at the surface, including:
                                                  1. Approach.
                                                  2. Evaluation.
                                                  3. Making Contact.
                                                  4. Reassuring the Diver.
                                                  5. Assists and Transport.
                                                  6. Equipment Removal.




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                                                 Rescue Exercise 1: Tired Diver

                                       Skill and Technique Briefing
                                           Approach
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                                             Have mask, snorkel, and fins available.
                                             Swim with your head out of the water
                                             Continuously watch the tired diver.
                                             Evaluate the victim’s state of mind.
                                             Pace your approach.




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                                                 Rescue Exercise 1: Tired Diver

                                       Skill and Technique Briefing         continued…

                                           Evaluate
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                                             Halt your approach near, but out of reach of the tired diver.
                                             Note the location and type of BCD inflator.
                                             Talk diver through the difficulty.
                                           Make Contact
                                             Establish personal buoyancy.
                                             Approach from the front.
                                             Request the diver to take action.
                                             Use a contact-support position.
                                             Provide the tired diver with positive buoyancy.

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                                                 Rescue Exercise 1: Tired Diver

                                       Skill and Technique Briefing         continued…

                                           Reassure the Tired Diver
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                                             Make eye contact and talk directly to the diver.
                                             Have the diver rest before resuming activity.
                                           Assists and Transport
                                             Allow tired diver to do as much as possible.
                                             Criteria for inwater transport.




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                                                 Rescue Exercise 1: Tired Diver

                                       Skill and Technique Briefing          continued…

                                           Assists and Transport      continued…
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                                             Inwater cramp releases
                                             Tows:
                                                  Underarm tow.
                                                  Modified tired-swimmer carry.
                                                  Use of BCDs as swimming aid.
                                                  Tank-valve tow.




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                                                 Rescue Exercise 1: Tired Diver

                                       Skill and Technique Briefing        continued…

                                           Equipment Removal
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                                             Tired divers may fail to discard their equipment due to
                                              impaired thought processes caused by stress.
                                             Other than dropping weights to establish buoyancy,
                                              removing equipment is low priority.
                                             You may want to remove tired diver’s tank to facilitate
                                              swimming or to exit in challenging conditions.
                                             Practice the use of the rescuer’s BCD as an extension.
                                             Practice removing the victim’s weights.



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                                                 Rescue Exercise 1: Tired Diver

                                       Conduct
                                          Wear full scuba in water too deep to stand up in.
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                                            Practice the exercise playing both roles of “victim” and
                                             “rescuer”.
                                          Practice each phase of the tired diver response.
                                            Practice towing using various techniques.
                                            Continually evaluate the victim’s state of mind.
                                          Focus on developing rescue techniques that work
                                           for you.



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                                            Rescue Exercise 2: Panicked Diver

                                       Overview
                                          In this exercise, you’ll learn to evaluate and respond
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                                           to a panicked diver. Apply the techniques you have
                                           already learned.
                                            Focus on safely rescuing an irrational diver and assisting the
                                             diver as necessary.




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                                            Rescue Exercise 2: Panicked Diver

                                       Learning Objective
                                          By the end of this exercise, you should be able to:
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                                            Demonstrate the correct procedure for rescuing a
                                             panicked (irrational) diver.
                                                  Approach and Evaluation.
                                                  Making Contact.
                                                  Releases.




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                                            Rescue Exercise 2: Panicked Diver

                                       Skill and Technique Briefing
                                           Approach and Evaluation
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                                             Approach and evaluate victim’s condition beyond the victim’s
                                              immediate reach.
                                             Note the location and type of BCD inflator.
                                             Attempt to talk to the diver.
                                             Determine whether you should make contact on the surface
                                              or from underwater.




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                                             Rescue Exercise 2: Panicked Diver

                                        Skill and Technique Briefing
                                         continued…
                                           Making Contact
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                                              Surface approach
                                                   Fastest approach, but more
                                                    risk to rescuer.




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                                             Rescue Exercise 2: Panicked Diver

                                        Skill and Technique Briefing          continued…

                                           Making Contact
                                              Underwater approach
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                                                   Slower approach, but less risk for rescuer.
                                                   Best choice if rescuer is substantially smaller or
                                                    weaker than the victim.




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                                            Rescue Exercise 2: Panicked Diver

                                       Skill and Technique Briefing          continued…

                                           Releases
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                                             If you get into the panicked diver’s grasp, use a release to
                                              regain control.
                                             The best technique will depend on your and the victim’s
                                              physical characteristics.
                                             If you can’t gain control, stay clear until the victim reaches
                                              exhaustion.




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                                            Rescue Exercise 2: Panicked Diver

                                       Conduct
                                          Wear full scuba in water too deep to stand up in.
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                                            Practice the exercise playing both roles of “victim”
                                             and “rescuer”.
                                          Practice each phase of the panicked diver rescue.
                                            Practice surface and underwater approaches and
                                             different releases.
                                          Focus on developing rescue techniques that work
                                           for you.
                                            Dealing with a panicked diver is the most dangerous
                                             situation for a rescuer.

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                                                           Scenario Practice

                                       Overview
                                          Scenario practice teaches you to intelligently apply
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                                           what you have learned in Rescue Exercises 1 and 2.
                                            Your goal is to react appropriately to differing rescue
                                             scenarios.
                                                  Stop, Breathe, Think, and Act.
                                                  Evaluate the circumstances and make the best decision.
                                                  Apply what you have learned “on the fly.”




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                                                        Scenario Practice

                                       Performance Requirement
                                          By the end of this scenario practice, you should
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                                           be able to:
                                            With no prior knowledge of a simulated victim’s state of
                                             mind (panicked or tired), demonstrate an effective
                                             rescue of a responsive diver at the surface with respect
                                             to approach, evaluation, contact, assistance and
                                             transport, using releases and/or removing equipment as
                                             appropriate.




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                                                          Scenario Practice

                                       Skill and Technique Briefing
                                           Scenario practice will involve situations based on
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                                            what you’ve already learned.
                                             Never assume what the situation will be.
                                             Stop, breathe, think, and then act based on your evaluation.




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                                                         Scenario Practice

                                       Conduct
                                          Wear full scuba in water too deep to stand up in.
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                                            Practice the scenarios playing both roles of “victim”
                                             and “rescuer”.
                                            Buddy teams will be changed often so you can practice
                                             rescuing different people.
                                          Focus on assessing the situation.
                                            The need for releases.
                                            The tired diver who panics when you approach.
                                            The panicked diver who calms down once buoyant.
                                            The passive panicked diver.
                                            The diver who is too tired to swim.

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                                                                     Postdive

                                        Performance review.
                                             What happened?
                                             Were there mistakes?
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                                             What worked?
                                             What didn’t work?
                                             What did you learn?
                                        Did you use good judgment in evaluating the
                                         “victim’s” situation?
                                        Let’s compare and contrast the different techniques used.
                                        Disassemble and stow equipment.
                                        Next class assignment.

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                                          Rescue Training Session One Review

                                       Self-Rescue Review
                                       Rescue Exercise 1: Tired Diver
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                                       Rescue Exercise 2: Panicked Diver
                                       Scenario Practice




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