American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual

The American Red Cross lifeguarding manual provides important safety information along with the necessary tools and techniques needed when caring for those in and around water. This valuable resource is available in both PDF e-Book format, as well as the traditional printed version. The American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual was created to answer everything from the most basic of water safety questions to the important signs to look for when assessing an emergency situation.

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About the Red Cross Lifeguard Manual

From the responsibilities of being a professional lifeguard to injury prevention and First Aid skills, our lifeguarding manual is designed to be an informative guide with useful resources and tips you will utilize throughout your career. Our manuals cover the following topics:

  • Responsibilities of a lifeguard
  • Facility Safety
  • Effective Surveillance
  • Injury Prevention
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Water Rescue Skills
  • Victim Assessment Prior To Providing Care
  • Breathing Emergencies
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • First Aid
  • Caring for head, neck and spinal injuries
Our lifeguard manuals help assist lifeguards in providing the most effective care possible when tending to someone in an emergency situation. Our manual is designed to not only be a study tool while getting certified but also a consistent resource of valuable information and techniques long after your certification in complete.

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual was developed under the direction of members of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. The Council provided guidance and review for the appropriate lifeguard techniques and protocol to be utilized. The Red Cross Advisory Council consists of a 50+ member panel of nationally recognized experts from various fields including medical, scientific and academic backgrounds.