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Opening Plenary 2 - Overview of ILS actions since WCD 2002

Opening Plenary 2 - Overview of ILS actions since WCD 2002

Author: B. Chris Brewster



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    Overview of ILS actions since WCD2002 Overview of ILS actions since WCD2002 Presentation Transcript

    • Actions Since the World Congress on Drowning 2002
    • ILS Vision
      • The International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) leads the world-wide effort to reduce injury and death in, on, or around the water.
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #1
      • Adopt/implement a new definition of drowning: “Drowning is the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in liquid.”
      • STATUS: Accomplished and continuing.
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #2
      • Adequate and reliable international registrations of drowning incidents are needed.
      • STATUS: Being addressed via the World Drowning Report
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #3
      • Data must be collected and knowledge gained about drowning in low-income countries and societies.
      • STATUS: Being addressed via lifesaving development and the World Drowning Report
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #4
      • Preventive strategies and collaboration are needed.
      • STATUS: Ongoing
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #5
      • All individuals, and particularly police officers and fire fighters, must learn to swim.
      • STATUS: Ongoing and addressed via the position statement on Swimming and Water Safety Education
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #6
      • Rescue techniques must be tested and should be evidence-based
      • STATUS: Being addressed through World Water Safety, the Lifeguard Standards Coalition, and work of the RNLI
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #7
      • Basic resuscitation skills must be learned by all volunteer and professional rescuers as well as lay persons who frequent aquatic areas or supervise others in water environment.
      • STATUS: ILS Position Statement published
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #8
      • A uniform glossary of definitions and a uniform reporting of drowning resuscitation must be developed and used.
      • STATUS: Being addressed via the World Drowning Report and Lifesaving Commission work
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #9
      • Hospital treatment of the severe drowning victim must be concentrated.
      • STATUS: Ongoing
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #10
      • Treatment of the patient with brain injury resulting from cardiopulmonary arrest attributable to drowning must be based on scientific evidence.
      • STATUS: Ongoing
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #11
      • Wearing of appropriate and insulating life jackets must be promoted.
      • STATUS: Ongoing
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #12
      • The balance between safety and profitability of recreational diving must remain critically observed.
      • STATUS: For consideration of the recreational diving community
    • WCD2002 Recommendation #13
      • Safety of diving fishermen [predominately found in the poor countries around the world] needs more attention.
      • STATUS: Ongoing via ILS development activities and support
    • Additional Recommendations
      • Global uniformity of beach signs and safety flags.
      • Risk assessment of beach hazards.
      • Determination of optimal visual scanning techniques.
      • Construction of the most adequate rescue boats, including alternatives
    • Additional Actions by the ILS
      • Comprehensive Drowning Prevention Plan
      • World Water Safety 2011
      • Tool kit for developing nations
      • Standards equivalency
      • Medical position statements
      • Fitness standards
      • World Championships
    • Leading the worldwide effort to promote World Water Safety 