Friday, December 13, 2013

Drowning terminology: not what it used to be


Drowning terminology: not what it used to be
Authors: Peter Jones, Kevin Moran, Jonathon Webber
Journal: The New Zealand Medical Journal

This article is a nice and simple educational summary of the definition of drowning published in preparation for summer in New Zealand.  This topic is something that those who focus on drowning research harp on a lot, but it is for good reason.  By simplifying and standardizing the definition, we can all speak the same language, be on the same page, and work together to focus on prevention and treatment.

Reference:
Jones P, Moran K, Webber J. Drowning terminology: not what it used to be. New Zeal Med J. 2013;126(1386):114-116.

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