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 Facts (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Drowning Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Drowning Prevention for Curious Toddlers: What Parents Need to Know (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- Pool Dangers and Drowning Prevention -- When It's Not Swimming Time (American Academy of Pediatrics) Also in Spanish
- Water Safety (American Red Cross)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Identifying strategic priorities for advancing global drowning prevention: a Delphi method.
- Article: Suspected Legionella Transmission from a Single Donor to Two Lung Transplant...
- Article: Drowning rates among children and adolescents (aged 7-17) in Israel during...
- Drowning -- see more articles