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Surf and rescue : connaissance des gestes de premiers secours chez les surfeurs

Abstract : Drownings are a real public health problem. By their practice, surfers seem to be more easily exposed to potential victims. The goal of this work is to study the prevalence of surfers who are aware of first aid actions as a primary objective, and as a secondary objective if they are exposed to rescue situations or not. In order to collect these data, a paper and electronic screener was distributed during the summer of 2018. The results show that there was a majority of surfers who knew the first-aid gestures. This data could, however, be increased by a selective inclusion of surfers from the medical or paramedical community due to the method of dissemination of the screener. Exposure to rescue situations does exist and is not negligible. This aspect would be interesting to deepen in a dedicated study. However, it appears that it would be useful to set up a training dedicated to surfers for learning first aid. Indeed, it would be necessary to reach a knowledge rate closest to 100% so that the management of potential ocean victims is optimal.
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Sandy David. Surf and rescue : connaissance des gestes de premiers secours chez les surfeurs. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02376480⟩



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