Drowning

Prevention, Rescue, Treatment

Edited by Joost J.L.M. Bierens

Drowning

Edited by Joost J.L.M. Bierens

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 15 June 2012 (REV)

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ISBN: 364204252X ISBN 13: 9783642042522 This product is the new edition of: Handbook on Drowning 2005 (2005)

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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. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K

Edition details 2nd ed. 2014

City: Berlin

Edition: REV

Pages: 1268

More info: height 235 mm width 155 mm

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Age recommended: Professional and scholarly

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC23) 616.025 Library of Congress Subject: R-RZ Medicine

Departments: Accident & emergency medicine; Anaesthetics; Forensic medicine; Cardiovascular medicine;

Record updated at: 30 June, 2014 time: 17:44

Summary Drowning Introduction.- History.- The Epidemiology of Drowning.- The Prevention of Drowning.- Rescue Organisational Aspects: Planning, Training and Preparation.- Rescue Techniques.- Resuscitation.- Hospital Treatment.- Brain Resuscitation in the Drowning Victim.- Immersion Hypothermia.- Water-related Disasters.- Breath-hold, SCUBA and Hose Diving.- Investigation of Drowning Accidents.- Important Websites. Top page

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