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The Science of Drowning

Perspectives on Intervention and Prevention, 1st Edition

By Sports Aid Intl Inc

CRC Press

328 pages

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Hardback: 9781574442236
pub: 1998-12-29
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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.


"…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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MEDICAL / Pathology
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine