Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning.
Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks
fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S.
Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. Children, males and individuals with increased access to water are most at risk of drowning.
Did you know drowning can continue after leaving the water. Over the past year you may have heard the terms near, dry, wet, delayed, or secondary drowning being used to describe drowning events where symptoms occurred after leaving water.
You know there is an issue when medical providers
are learning medical terms from social media, and not
the other way around. That’s exactly what happened to me
(and many of my colleagues) with dry drowning.
Dr. Srikantan talks about water safety tips in an effort to keep children in Central Florida safe from drowning.