Corpus ID: 41515325

Pediatric submersion injuries: emergency care and resuscitation.

  title={Pediatric submersion injuries: emergency care and resuscitation.},
  author={Janet E Semple-Hess and Rashida T. Campwala},
  journal={Pediatric emergency medicine practice},
  volume={11 6},
          1-21; quiz 21-2
  • Janet E Semple-Hess, Rashida T. Campwala
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric emergency medicine practice
  • Drowning and submersion injuries are highly prevalent, yet preventable, causes of childhood mortality and morbidity. Although much of the resuscitation of the drowning pediatric victim is basic to all respiratory and cardiac arrest situations, there are some caveats for treatment of this type of injury. Risk factors for drowning victims include epilepsy, underlying cardiac dysrhythmias, hyperventilation, hypoglycemia, hypothermia, and alcohol and illicit drug use. Prehospital care should focus… CONTINUE READING
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