Drowning and Near Drowning. Temple College EMS Professions. Definitions. Drowning = Death by suffocation after immersion in liquid Near drowning = Episode in which person initially survives immersion in liquid. Dry Lung 15% of cases Small amount of H 2 0 aspirated
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Causes disequilibriumSCUBA Problems: Ear Drum Rupture
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CNS bends Bubbles affect blood flow to brain or spinal cord
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Signs, symptoms may be delayed