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Drowning

Prevention, Rescue, Treatment

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  • Explains prevention strategies, organizational aspects of rescue, and rescue techniques

  • Describes prehospital and hospital treatment in detail

  • Includes sections on diving, water-related disasters, and the investigation of drowning accidents

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Table of contents (192 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. History

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The History of Lifesaving

      • Harald Vervaecke
      Pages 7-14
    3. The History of Resuscitation

      • Bart Jan Meursing
      Pages 25-36
    4. Bibliometric Analysis of Drowning Research

      • Beatrix Kloft, David Groneberg
      Pages 37-44
    5. The World Congress on Drowning 2002: A Move Towards the Future

      • Joost Bierens, Johannes Knape
      Pages 45-61
    6. World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011: Impacts and Legacies

      • Justin Scarr, Stephen Beerman, Monique Sharp, Amy Peden
      Pages 63-78
  3. The Epidemiology of Drowning

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 79-79
    2. Summary and Recommendations

      • Christine Branche, Ed van Beeck
      Pages 81-83
    3. Definition of Drowning: A Progress Report

      • Ed van Beeck, Christine Branche
      Pages 85-89
    4. The Global Burden of Drowning

      • Molly Martyn
      Pages 91-94
    5. The Burden of Drowning: Issues in Selected Countries – The United States

      • Grant Baldwin, Julie Gilchrist, Rita Noonan
      Pages 99-100
    6. The Burden of Drowning: Issues in Selected Countries – Europe

      • Antonia Moutafi, Eleni Petridou
      Pages 101-105
    7. The Burden of Drowning: Issues in Selected Countries – Africa

      • Olive Kobusingye, Brett Bowman
      Pages 111-114

About this book

Since the first edition of the Handbook on Drowning in 2005, many epidemiological data have confirmed the burden of drowning in several parts of the world. Studies have increased the understanding of effective drowning prevention strategies, rescue techniques, and treatment options. Much has been learned about submersion and immersion hypothermia, SCUBA-diving injuries, the life-saving preparations of water-related disasters and how to deal with forensic investigations. In this updated second edition, experts from around the world provide a complete overview of current research data, consensus statements and expert opinions.  The book Drowning provides evidence-based practical information and has a unique informative value for various groups with tasks, duties and responsibilities in this domain. In addition, the book may be an inspiration for future networks and research initiatives.

Keywords

  • Drowning
  • Drowning Prevention
  • Hypothermia
  • Rescue
  • Resuscitation

Reviews

“The purpose is to further the understanding of drowning with an emphasis on prevention, rescue, and treatment. … It is most appropriate for those in the medical specialties of emergency medicine and critical care, but, based on the obligation to provide disease prevention and anticipatory guidance, it is also appropriate for any healthcare providers involved in the care of children and adults.” (Michael D. Zwank, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2015)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Maatschappij tot Redding van Drenkelingen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Joost J.L.M. Bierens

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Drowning

  • Book Subtitle: Prevention, Rescue, Treatment

  • Editors: Joost J.L.M. Bierens

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04253-9

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-04252-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-04253-9

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XXXVIII, 1269

  • Number of Illustrations: 72 b/w illustrations, 120 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Forensic Medicine

Buying options

eBook
USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-04253-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout