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Management of the near-drowning victim

H T Pruessner, G O Zenner, N K Hansel
American Family Physician 1988, 37 (5): 251-60
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The family physician should be skilled in the treatment of victims of immersion accidents. Specific management at the scene and in the emergency room is critical to survival and a good neurologic outcome. Hospital admission with careful evaluation and observation is usually indicated. Patients and community groups must be reminded of precautions that will prevent many injuries and deaths.

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