|The Reasons People Drown
The Reasons People Drown is used in community drowning prevention programs and orientation sessions for lifeguards and camp counselors. This fast paced 24 minute DVD teaches viewers the difference between distress and drowning and how to recognize the Instinctive Drowning Response.
Using the National Safety Council's classification system for drowning -swimming, nonswimming and boating related fatalities - viewers learn that drowning is a major cause of accidental death and injury in the United States. Rules are given for the ways to reduce drowning fatalities and nonswimming rescue techniques are discussed.
The causes of diving related spinal injuries and infant and toddler drownings are also depicted. Finally, the role of alcohol and other drugs is discussed and viewers learn that only time, not going into the water, will sober an intoxicated person.
What others have said about "The
Reason People Drown"
" While scanning the pool I noticed a 7 year old boy with his arms out bobbing....the portion of the video showing a brother and sister drowning next to their parents flashed through my mind...there were people all around the boy, but no one seemed to recognize he was in trouble....When I brought the child out, the mother ran to pool side and said I only turned my back for a minute....It was a great feeling to save a life, everyone should see this video"
Lifeguard Jennifer Schreiber, Dutchess County, NY
"The Reasons People Drown" was incorporated into our orientation session for summer day camp counselors. While on a camp trip to a public pool, a counselor saw the signs of drowning depicted in the video. A young camper was seen in an area of the water that was over his head, feet straight down, arms extended, head back, and eyes wide open. The counselor immediately pulled the camper out of the water. At the time of the rescue, there were 2 lifeguards and 5 counselors on the deck of the pool."
Mrs. Felicia Walker, Camp Director, Beacon, N.Y.
" ....a drowning investigation revealed that a young college student drowned within 10 feet of two of his friends and two lifeguards, none of whom recognized the person was in trouble until it was too late. Shortly after the drowning we saw the video "The Reasons People Drown" we decided to set up drowning prevention seminars for lifeguards. In 1989 a 10 year old boy was saved, in 1990 a 4 year old girl was saved, and in both instances the lifeguards credited the video "The Reasons People Drown" with assisting them with early recognition of the situations."
Raymond B. Strohn, Public Health Sanitarian, Dutchess County, NYS Health Department
" I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks and tell you about the
good that came about because of your film. On May 31, 1995 I was at the
local swimming pool with my family. There was a life guard on duty sitting
up in the high chair and another walking around cleaning the pool. Another
off duty lifeguard was in the pool playing with some of the kids."
Mike Till, Montgomery, Alabama
Ordering " The Reasons People Drown "
This DVD may be purchased for $19. plus an $5. shipping & handling charge.
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