Tips for managing working memory

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.