Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in children. In 2006, fatal drowning claimed the lives of approximately 1100 US children younger than 20 years. A number of strategies are available to prevent these tragedies. As educators and advocates, pediatricians can play an important role in the prevention of drowning.
- Drowning prevention
- Swimming lessons
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health