The Causes and Physiology of Drowning
Drowning is the topic this week on the Disaster Podcast. We talk about the physiology and common causes of drowning, bringing our frequent guest and dive master Kevin Reiter on the show. Kevin and his wilderness training resources at the Wilderness Safety Institute can be found at WildSafety.com.
We also look at some of the common misconceptions and misnomers around drowning. Our friend, Dr. Seth Hawkins has numerous articles that can be used as resources to debunk the use of terms like “near drowning” or “dry” and “wet drowning.”
Articles on Drowning
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Paragon Brings “The Experience”
Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.