Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Defining Drowning



It's almost that time of year when we start to hear a lot about "dry drowning," "secondary drowning," "near drowning," and "delayed drowning." What do these terms actually mean? Are these terms accurate? SAI founder, Jill White, collaborated with the SAI Medical Directors, Dr. Justin Sempsrott and Dr. Seth C. Hawkins to articulate clear and accurate terminology for drowning. Here is the complete SAI Position Statement on the definition of drowning.

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