How to improve working memory and decrease cognitive load
· Develop automaticity (chunking, scripting, flow charts, decision trees)
· Practice Scripting, Flow charts, Decision trees.
· Practice HALO events. High acuity, low occurrence.
· Remove distractions
· Remove intrusions
· Lifeguarding can not be combined with other tasks.
· Having lifeguards share experiences so the experience becomes another lifeguard’s experience.
· Have a break after 30 min where lifeguard perform a different task
· Keep the number of patrons to lifeguards reasonable for the aquatic facility.
Lifeguarding is a huge responsibility and is not an easy task.