How to help someone who has drowned

we're not ready for drowningUsually, after a person has drowned, if they are recovered quickly it can appear as if they have already died, but quick action can save their life.

Call the emergency service immediately and wait for assistance, you should get advice over the phone on how to help the person who has drowned.

  1. Handle him or her with extreme care, the person might have suffered spinal injury or, for instance a hypothermic person might experience ventricular fibrillation if jolted.
  2. Check the persons airway, breathing and circulation. If you know how to, treat them with rescue breathing and/or CPR
  3. Monitor and treat for hypothermia (see eHows on hypothermia).

Read more: How to Treat a Person Who Has Nearly Drowned | eHow.com

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