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

Special Circumstances

While the majority of drowning occurs in pools or natural bodies of water, special attention has been given to the risks of childhood drowning in buckets, bathtubs, and spas or whirlpools.

The latest CPSC report (2012) on home drowning documented 684 incidents of drowning or submersion events in children aged < 5 years involving bathtubs, buckets, bath seats, toilets, and landscape features from 2006 to 2010. An average of 87 incidences per year were fatal.90 The majority of victims were aged < 2 years; 81% involved bathtubs, and 10% involved buckets.

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