People drown when they get too much water in their lungs. You can drown in as little as an inch or two of water. Babies can drown in a sink or bathtub. Preschoolers are most likely to drown in a swimming pool. People who have seizure disorders are also at risk in the water. Drowning can happen quickly and silently.
Drowning precautions should include
- Unintentional Drowning (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Treatments and Therapies
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): First Aid (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
Health Check Tools
- Water Safety Quiz (American Red Cross)
Journal ArticlesReferences and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Development of the Model for Local Drowning Surveillance System in...
- Article: Fatal and nonfatal drowning outcomes related to dangerous underwater breath-holding...
- Article: Comparison of clinical characteristics of intentional vs accidental drowning patients.
- Drowning -- see more articles