secondary drowning


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sec·on·dar·y drown·ing

pulmonary edema and resulting asphyxia, resulting from hypoxia and increased permeability of pulmonary capillaries occurring in a patient who has been immersed in water and aspirated some.
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"When a child survives a drowning, they still need to be assessed by a medical practitioner as soon as possible (no longer than one hour after the event) to assess the risk of dry or secondary drowning. The symptoms of secondary drowning can appear hours after a near-drowning experience.
Inhaled "The things she was describing are often the symptoms of secondary drowning."
An RNLI spokesman said: "The man had taken on water and was treated for secondary drowning before being handed to ambulance staff and taken to hospital." The boy did not need further medical treatment.
In secondary drowning, water in the lungs causes swelling and stops oxygen entering the blood.
Assistant coroner for Cumbria Alan Sharpe recorded a conclusion of misadventure after hearing evidence from Mr Gough's post mortem examination that he had died of secondary drowning.
They have claimed such people are at risk of potentially fatal secondary drowning and are calling for warning signs to be put up at the spot to prevent further incidents.
"We gave him thermal blankets and the rescue team at the scene believed he needed to go to hospital in case of secondary drowning which can happen in seawater incidents.
Even after the rescue, the lifeguard has a greater responsibility in providing with the correct first aid, as there is a possibility that the victim might exposed to a condition called 'the secondary drowning'.
A HM Coastguard spokesman said a man who swallowed water but escaped "secondary drowning" was taken with a boy for hospital treatment.
The teenage boy died in hospital and Humber Coastguard said the girls were also being treated for secondary drowning, a condition where fluid enters the lungs and can cause delayed drowning.
They were also injured in the incident and were taken to hospital for treatment for hypothermia and secondary drowning.
After being given first aid, both were taken to hospital in separate ambulances, where they were treated for secondary drowning.
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