Drowning Topic Guide
Drowning: Drowning risks include lack of supervision of infants and children around water, alcohol consumption, inability to swim, medical emergency in the water such as heart attack, stroke, or seizure, fatigue or exhaustion while swimming. Treatment and prognosis of a drowning victim depend on the circumstances surrounding the drowning emergency.
Hypothermia Hypothermia occurs when the normal body temperature of 95 F (35 C) or lower. Causes of hypothermia include exposure to a very cold or frigid environment (primary hypothermia), or when the body's temperature is altered by disease (secondary hypothermia). Treatment of hypothermia depends on the length of exposure.
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