Drowning and near-drowning

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1993 Apr;40(2):321-36. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)38513-3.

Abstract

The incidence, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of drowning and near-drowning are presented. Particular attention is paid to the neurologic and pulmonary pathophysiology indicators for monitoring and laboratory tests. Special attention to transportation of patients is given, and treatment in the field, emergency department, and pediatric intensive care unit is delineated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / methods
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Critical Care / methods*
  • Drowning* / epidemiology
  • Drowning* / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intensive Care Units, Pediatric / statistics & numerical data
  • Male
  • Near Drowning* / epidemiology
  • Near Drowning* / physiopathology
  • Near Drowning* / therapy
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy / methods
  • Pediatrics / methods*
  • Respiration, Artificial / methods
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Transportation of Patients / methods