Actions Since the  World Congress on Drowning 2002
ILS Vision <ul><li>The International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) leads the world-wide effort to reduce injury and death in...
WCD2002 Recommendation #1 <ul><li>Adopt/implement a new definition of drowning: “Drowning is the process of experiencing r...
WCD2002 Recommendation #2 <ul><li>Adequate and reliable international registrations of drowning incidents are needed. </li...
WCD2002 Recommendation #3 <ul><li>Data must be collected and knowledge gained about drowning in low-income countries and s...
WCD2002 Recommendation #4 <ul><li>Preventive strategies and collaboration are needed. </li></ul><ul><li>STATUS: Ongoing </...
WCD2002 Recommendation #5 <ul><li>All individuals, and particularly police officers and fire fighters, must learn to swim....
WCD2002 Recommendation #6 <ul><li>Rescue techniques must be tested and should be evidence-based </li></ul><ul><li>STATUS: ...
WCD2002 Recommendation #7 <ul><li>Basic resuscitation skills must be learned by all volunteer and professional rescuers as...
WCD2002 Recommendation #8 <ul><li>A uniform glossary of definitions and a uniform reporting of drowning resuscitation must...
WCD2002 Recommendation #9 <ul><li>Hospital treatment of the severe drowning victim must be concentrated.  </li></ul><ul><l...
WCD2002 Recommendation #10 <ul><li>Treatment of the patient with brain injury resulting from cardiopulmonary arrest attrib...
WCD2002 Recommendation #11 <ul><li>Wearing of appropriate and insulating life jackets must be promoted. </li></ul><ul><li>...
WCD2002 Recommendation #12 <ul><li>The balance between safety and profitability of recreational diving must remain critica...
WCD2002 Recommendation #13 <ul><li>Safety of diving fishermen [predominately found in the poor countries around the world]...
Additional Recommendations <ul><li>Global uniformity of beach signs and safety flags. </li></ul><ul><li>Risk assessment of...
Additional Actions by the ILS <ul><li>Comprehensive Drowning Prevention Plan </li></ul><ul><li>World Water Safety 2011 </l...
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Overview of ILS actions since WCD2002

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Opening Plenary 2 - Overview of ILS actions since WCD 2002

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Overview of ILS actions since WCD2002

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