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

Disposition

While the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prognostic indicators, treatment modalities, and preventive measures of drowning have been well studied, there is limited literature addressing the management and disposition of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic drowning victims. Given the concern of “secondary drowning,” in which there is respiratory and clinical deterioration in a seemingly well patient, some authors have recommended admission for all drowning victims.

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