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
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): First Aid (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Also in Spanish
- Drowning Prevention (American Academy of Pediatrics) Also in Spanish
- Swimming (Nemours Foundation) Also in Spanish
- Unintentional Drowning (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Water Safety (American Red Cross)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Verification of the airway securing capacity of a life jacket...
- Article: Improving Pool Fencing Legislation in Queensland, Australia: Attitudes and Impact...
- Article: Incidence and Consequences of Near-Drowning-Related Pneumonia-A Descriptive Series from Martinique,...
- Drowning -- see more articles