Policy statement - Prevention of drowning

Jeffrey Weiss, H. Garry Gardner, Carl R. Baum, M. Denise Dowd, Dennis R. Durbin, Beth E. Ebel, Richard Lichenstein, Mary Ann P. Limbos, Joseph O'Neil, Kyran P. Quinlan, Seth J. Scholer, Robert D. Sege, Michael S. Turner

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-185
Number of pages8
JournalPediatrics
Volume126
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Drowning prevention
  • Pools
  • Swimming lessons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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