What impacts the outcomes in drowning cases?

UCSF-Fresno emergency medicine physicians highlight the most important aspects of treating submersion injuries


UCSF-Fresno emergency medicine physicians highlight the most important aspects of treating submersion injuries

Drowning cases are on the rise. It is the No. 1 leading cause of unintentional traumatic death in children ages 1-4. In this episode of the American Ambulance EMS Podcast, the hosts discuss some of the questions that arise during drowning cases:

  • Do you need to protect the c-spine?
  • Dry drowning, wet drowning, near drowning, what is critical in the drowning patient?
  • Does salt water or fresh water affect outcomes in drowning patients?
  • Does cold water drowning change pre-hospital management?
 

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