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.

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