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Unformatted text preview: Ch. 26-Water Emergencies Ch. 26-Water Emergencies 1 Water Emergencies Water Emergencies 9,000 people die each year in water accidents 5,000 from drowning Only a few inches of water is necessary to drown of infants who drown do so in 5 gallon buckets Even good swimmers can get into trouble 2 3 Vocabulary Vocabulary Near-drowning- Survival, at least temporarily, of near suffocation due to submersion Drowning- Death from suffocation due to submersion Wet drowning- Drowning in which water enters the lungs Dry drowning- Drowning in which little or no water enters the lungs Secondary drowning- Death from aspiration pneumonia following resuscitation after a water accident Active drowning- Drowning in which the victim is struggling in the water and is still breathing Passive drowning- Drowning in which the victim is not breathing and is face-down in the water Mammalian diving reflex- A reflex that prevents death after submersion in cold water 4 Types of Drowning Types of Drowning Active: victim is vertical in the water, breathing, no productive kick, and wild arm movements Passive victim : floating face down or is submerged An active victim will become passive if not rescued The difference between drowning and swimming is forward progress 5 Active Drowning Active Drowning 6 Scene Assessment Scene Assessment...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course HK 280 taught by Professor Trembath during the Fall '07 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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CH_26 - Ch. 26-Water Emergencies Ch. 26-Water Emergencies 1...

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