• American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual

    American Red Cross Lifeguarding 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. You can purchase the new r.24 American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual on the Red Cross Store. This manual has been designed to reinforce key points from the class to simplify learning and understanding. Along with enhanced graphics and imagery, students are provided skill sheets and practical scenarios to support learning. From the most basic of water safety questions to critical assessments of emergency situations, the Lifeguarding Manual is a core resource. Available in digital and print formats. A complimentary Lifeguarding participant manual eBook will also be available to registered class participants.

    About the Red Cross Lifeguarding 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. It is the required in-class reference tool as well as a study guide and valuable reference tool long after your certification is completed. The manual covers the following topics:

    • Being a Professional Lifeguard
    • Facility Safety
    • Effective Surveillance and Scanning
    • Preventative Lifeguarding
    • Responding to Emergencies
    • Water Rescues
    • Emergency Care Foundational Concepts Ventilations and Airway Management
    • CPR and AED
    • First Aid
    • Head, neck and spinal injuries

    The scientific content and evidence within the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program is consistent with the American Red Cross Aquatic Guidelines and Best Practices and the most current science and treatment recommendations from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).