Pediatric Drowning

A video presentation by Mercedes Blackstone, MD, on Pediatric Drowning, from the CHOP Medical Seminar in Salzburg, Austria, June 15-21, 2014.

At the end of this session the learner will be able to: ‬‬

  • ‪Describe the nomenclature of drownings and why this matters‬‬
  • ‪Name at least three risk factors that put children at risk for drownings‬‬
  • ‪Describe the pathophysiology of drownings and how this affects morbidity‬‬
  • ‪Name at least three prognostic indicators for predicting survival in pediatric victims‬ of submersion injuries‬
  • ‪Describe the steps in initiating the management of drowning victims

Related Centers and Programs: CHOP Open-access Medical Education, Emergency Department