Drowning Emergency Management
Getting your child out of the water and to a safe spot is the first thing to do in a drowning emergency. Then, check if the child is breathing, if not, start CPR. In addition, you have to send someone to call for emergency medical help.
Dr. Fernando Mendoza, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Baptist Children's Hospital, says learning CPR is extremely valuable. "Just that chest compression is enough to keep the blood going to the brain," he points out.