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: Muscular hemorrhages around the scapula resulting from excessive upper extremity motion...
- Article: Diving-related fatalities: multidisciplinary, experience-based investigation.
- Article: A comparative digital morphometric study of lung tissue in saltwater and...
- Drowning -- see more articles