If a child is drowning and is not rescued quickly, they will end up asphyxiating. Can't forget that a child can drown in just two inches of water. That is why it is very important to keep an eye on him when he is near a pond, a bathroom, or even a bucket of water.
The vigilance of the parents or the person who is caring for the child at that time is vital in this type of case. On the other hand, attention should not be neglected in children who are attending swimming lessons, since any dizziness or a simple slip it can put you in serious danger.
- In the case of drowning in a large amount of water, the first thing is to rescue it, if possible, without entering the water. In shallow water, bring the child ashore by splashing in the water.
- Once the child has been taken outside, make sure that the child's head is lower than the chest, to prevent you from choking on your own vomit.
- Take the child to a closer warm and dry place, and without undressing him, lie him on blankets or a coat.
- Check your breathing and pulse.
- If he is unconscious but breathing, put him in the recovery position and control your breathing.
- Change his damp clothes and insulate him from the cold.
- The child should receive medical attention immediately, whenever possible.
- The child must always be watched for the next 72 hours to avoid the danger of secondary drowning.
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