1st Edition

The Science of Drowning
Perspectives on Intervention and Prevention

ISBN 9781574442236
Published December 29, 1998 by CRC Press
328 Pages

USD $200.00

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Book Description

Drowning-the third leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.-can be prevented with proper education and intervention. The Science of Drowning: Perspectives on Intervention and Prevention offers a significant departure from how drowning is traditionally treated by combining discussions about medical, prevention, and intervention issues, including the latest statistics; prevention and intervention techniques; and water safety strategies. This book provides valuable information on the risks of drowning and how to avoid them for those employed in aquatic environments, risk managers, lawyers, public safety officers, and healthcare professionals.

Table of Contents

The History of Drowning and Resuscitation, S.J. Freas
The Etiology of Drowning, J.H. Modell
What Is Happening with Drowning Rates in the United States, C. Branche
Racial Variations in Drowning: Cultural or Biological, F.A. Mael
Drowning in a Hypothermic Environment, D. Bohn
Water Rescue Intervention for Public Service Providers, J.R. Fletemeyer
The YMCA Perspective on Drowning Prevention, L. Slane
Drownings on Brazilian Surf Beaches, D. Szpillman
Contemporary Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Rescue Service on Oahu, Hawaii, R.G. Goto
Drowning Intervention: An Army Corps of Engineers Perspective, B. Keshlear
Drowning Intervention: A U.S. Coast Guard Perspective, B. Schmidt
The Heimlich Maneuver and the First Step for Resuscitating a Drowning Victim, H.J. Heimlich and E. Spletzer
Water Safety Programs for Hotels and Resorts and Identifying Industry Standard, J.R. Fletemeyer
Reflections on Lifeguarding, F. Pia
Drowning in a Closed Water Environment: Lessons That Can Be Learned, E.L. Priest
Lifeguard Behaviors and Systematic Scanning Strategies, T. Griffiths, D. Steel, and H. Vogelsong
Aiming Toward a Predictive Model for Rip Currents and Considerations Regarding Their Impact on Public Safety, J.B. Luchine, J.R. Fletemeyer, and R.G. Dean

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"…I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about drowning and its prevention as a public health or water safety issue… this is a "must have" book for those involved with aquatic safety or those wanting to better understand how to prevent drowning."
--Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 1