Management of near drowning incidents
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Management of near drowning incidents

Simon Chilcott Staff Nurse, A&E department, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Simon Chilcott examines the management of patients following near drowning incidents

About 500 people the in drowning accidents in the UK each year(1). Although there are no figures to show the number of ‘near drownings’, American figures suggest that 25 per cent of all submersion incidents result in death (2).

Emergency Nurse. 4, 2, 23-24. doi: 10.7748/en.4.2.23.s7

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