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Drowning and Near Drowning Temple College EMS Professions
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Definitions Drowning = Death by suffocation after immersion in liquid Near drowning = Episode in which person initially survives immersion in liquid
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Drowning Types Dry Lung 15% of cases Small amount of H 2 0 aspirated Laryngospasm occurs, closes airway Patient asphyxiates Wet Lung 85% of cases Large amounts of water enter lungs Fluid, electrolyte imbalances occur
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Wet Lung: Fresh Water Water moves from alveoli to bloodstream Hemodilution occurs O 2 carrying capacity
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Wet Lung - Fresh Water Water moves into red cells Red cells swell, rupture Potassium Arrhythmias Release of hemoglobin into bloodstream Renal failure Loss of surfactant Collapse of alveoli
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Wet Lung: Salt Water Water moves from bloodstream to alveoli Hemoconcentration occurs Shock Pulmonary edema occurs
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Near Drowning Do not attempt swimming rescue without proper training Throw - Tow - Row - Go
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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