2016/2017 - Proficiency - Bronze Medallion

1. Run Swim Run (timed) 200m Run / 200m Swim / 200m Run unaided in 8 minutes or less:

  • The run distance to be taken from waist deep water, e.g. the run is from a flag, around a marker and to waist deep water, the aquatic components are from waist deep water around two swimming buoys and back to waist deep water
  • Aquatic course must be around two swimming buoys
  • Reasonable adjustment may be made for ocean conditions on the day. Please see the notes included in the Skills Maintenance Information booklet

2. Resuscitation (CPR) with oxygen and defibrillation:

  • Theory and a practical demonstration. Theory is avaliable online.
  • A patient assessment on a live patient and demonstration of lateral position
  • DRSABCD, CPR 1 person (adult or child AND infant) on a manikin – to include resuscitation methods using a mask
  • Team CPR including DRSABCD, use of resuscitation mask with oxygen supplement and AED

3. Signals: Demonstrate the following 4 signals correctly as determined by the authorised person conducting the skills maintenance check:

  • Assistance required
  • Return to shore
  • Proceed further out to sea
  • Pick up patient to the left or right
  • Please note: Signals need to be demonstrated practically, however, there is an online tool available for members to refresh their knowldge at bronzies.com.

4. Rescue (1 of either Board or Tube):

 
Demonstrate a rescue, using either a rescue tube or a rescue board, according to SLSA operating procedures in the current Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Training Manual. The rescue must include the following:
  • Negotiating the surf zone
  • Securing the patient
  • Returning to shore with the patient
  • Calling for assistance

The member may choose the rescue equipment and should use swim fins during the tube rescue if available.

5. Radio:

 
Theory and a practical demonstration. A scenario involving equipment (without transmitting) including at least three of the following situations must be conducted for each candidate.
  • Pre operation checks
  • Knowledge of local operating channels and uses
  • Interpatrol communications
  • Sign on/sign off
  • Rescue procedures and requests for assistance
on 25 August 2016
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