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Water rescue I

The basic rules of water rescue...or How to help drowning person without drowning yourself.

Author: MUDr. Lenka Baláková, Andrej Černý

Institution: Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno

Medical discipline: Emergency Medicine

Keywords: drowning | safety | technique of rescue

Educational evel: Undergraduate level | Graduate

The basic rules of water rescue...or How to help drowning person without drowning yourself.


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Review

The test is very simple and refers mainly to the technique of rescue in the water, especially approaching the drowning person. It does not describe the transport itself or help the person to shore, pulling out of the water, and following care (i.e. activation of IRS, necessity of a medical examination after drowning, exclusion of aspiration, classification of the state of consciousness after drowning and possible following positioning of the patient, identification, causes of drowning (is it a result of a crime?) with all consequences, decision of a possible hospitalization). As to the rescue action itself I find the test well composed.

publikováno: 21.12.2011 | last modified on: 13.9.2019