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Ch. 26-Water Emergencies Ch. 26-Water Emergencies 1
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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 ¼  of infants who drown do so in 5 gallon  buckets Even good swimmers can get into trouble 2
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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
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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
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Active Drowning Active Drowning 6
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Scene Assessment Scene Assessment
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