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How to reduce the risk of drowning?

Updated: Jun 9

Drowning can happen within few seconds, there are few measures that can ensure water safety and reduce the risk of drowning.

According to Orlando Pediatric Hospital's Medical director, Dr. Plumley pointed out that the most vulnerable group to drowning is young children, particularly those aged 1 to 4.

These children often wander off when caregivers are busy or not paying attention leading to numerous opportunities for accidents. Children with special needs are also at higher risk.

Parents have three methods to prevent child drowning:

A is adult supervision, assigning a responsible adult to watch over children and not allowing them to be alone near water

B is implementing physical barriers such as fences and alarms. Make sure there are enough there is a life guard on site.

Lastly, C is enrolling children in swimming classes, as learning to swim can help prevent drowning.

How to reduce the risk of drowning

If a drowning incident occurs:

First, pull the child to a safe area and check their response.

If they are unresponsive and have no pulse, immediately call for help and perform CPR.

Utilize an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) if available.

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