|Title||ILS Position Statement: Seizure disorders in lifesaving and lifeguarding|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Dr. Beerman, MD, BSc, BSR, CCFP, FCFP, SB|
|Conference Name||World Conference on Drowning Prevention|
|Publisher||International Life Saving Federation|
|Conference Location||Porto, Portugal|
Ã‚ÂSeizure Disorders have been recognized to increase the risk of drowning and water related accidents. This is justified for some individuals with some types of seizure disorders but it is not justified for all individuals with seizure disorders. Individuals with seizure disorders register for swimming instruction, lifesaving education, underwater diving certification programs and lifeguarding education and certification. The issue of risk management for this group of aquatic participants is troublesome for aquatic programs, lifesaving and lifeguard programs and standard setting bodies.
The evidenced based principles for making recommendations to individuals, aquatic facilities, swimming and lifesaving education programs and lifeguard certification authorities will be reviewed. The recommendations for swimming, lifesaving and lifeguarding for individuals with seizure disorders will be presented and reviewed.
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