<< Pediatric Submersion Injuries: Emergency Care And Resuscitation (Trauma CME)

Emergency Department Evaluation

A drowning victim may present to the ED in a variety of clinical states, ranging from seemingly asymptomatic to full cardiac arrest. If possible, a history should be obtained from the parents or EMS, including circumstances leading to the drowning event, time of immersion, length and degree of resuscitation at the scene and in the field, and preexisting medical conditions.

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