Water Deaths

Information on water injuries and reasons of death.

Why Do We Need This Anyway?

There is a need for a death and water related injuries article because every day about 10 people die from drowning. Among these two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth on the leading causes of unintentional injuries and deaths in the United States. About one in 5 people who die from drowning are aged 14 or younger. More than 50% of drowning victims treated in emergency departments are in need of hospitalization or transfer for further case. Those non fatal injuries drowning injuries can cause serious brain damage that can lead to disability such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning.

Prevention and First aid measures

You can prevent there fatalities!

How do we prevent fatal or injuries in the water here are some ways one is to supervise when in and around water always put a responsible adult in charge to watch children. Another way is to swim with a buddy swimming alone can cause drowning since no one is around to help try to make sure you have a pool where a lifeguard is on duty. Learn CPR. Another way is to avoid alcohol do not drink when supervising swimming which can take your attention off of the supervision. Know local weather conditions swimming or boating in a storm can be very dangerous.Air filled foam toys are not life safety devices be careful when using water wings or inner tubes for these are not life saving devices.

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first aid measures to take.

If an adult or child is suffering an injury here are some precautions to take. Learn CPR this will help the child to breathe if injury occurs. Call 911 if child or someone is in the pool or is drowning call 911 immediately. Keep CPR if child is not breathing try this technique. Check for breathing and if the person is not breathing check for a pulse. Start CPR if there is no pulse. Place child on there back and place the heal of one hand on the center of the chest press down about 2 inches do 30 chest compressions at the rate of 100 per minute or more let the chest rise completely between pushes check to see if the person is breathing.

Where did i get this information?

http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/drowning-treatment

http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/water-safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html These sources and sites teach you how to prevent water injuries and deaths these also include information on the topic including what to do if your child has come across these injuries. These articles also include how serious water deaths and injuries occur, this also includes who is most affected and shows more deaths and injuries. These articles also include what to do in different settings if you are experiencing injuries. In these articles it shows in numbers and most likely that teens around the age of 14 or younger are most likely affected by water related deaths and injuries. These show how many people are taken to the emergency room and hospital when encountered these injuries and how serious and fatal these may turn out. The first aid measures they provide are in date and updated to show recent information.

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