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Prevention of Drowning

Denny SA, Quan L, Gilchrist J, et al. AAP COUNCIL ON INJURY, VIOLENCE, AND POISON PREVENTION. Prevention of Drowning. Pediatrics. 2019;143(5):e20190850


Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in children. In 2017, drowning claimed the lives of almost 1000 US children younger than 20 years. A number of strategies are available to prevent these tragedies. As educators and advocates, pediatricians can play an important role in the prevention of drowning.