Sunday, January 19, 2014

Drowning in swimming pools

Drowning in swimming pools
Author: Joost Bierens, Andrea Scapigliati
Journal: Microchemical Journal, March 2014

I haven't covered pool-related drownings too much on this blog, but (yet another) article by Dr. Joost Bierens deserves special attention.  It very nicely summarizes the issue with a global perspective, outlines topics unique to the pool environment, and provides basic prevention and treatment strategies.  Definitely a good read for any pool managers or any medical personnel needing additional information to share with patients and families for the upcoming summer months.

Bierens J, Scapigliati A. Drowning in swimming pools. Microchem J. 2014;113:53-58.