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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Children Drown Without A Sound

Too often people say,” I only turned my back for a few seconds “

Unfortunately, a few second is all it takes.

Drowning is one of the leading causes of unintentional or accidental injury-related deaths to children

Here is how you can make a difference.

Prevention Tips

• Supervise! Never leave a child alone near a pool, or spa, bathtub, pond, toilet, or any standing water.

• Assign an adult water watcher to keep their eyes on the water at all times.

• Never rely on devices or swimming lessons to protect children.

Be prepared

• Learn CPR & first aid.

• Know your neighborhood and the homes your children visit, is there a pool and is it properly protected?

• If the children will be swimming, who will be supervising them?

• Keep rescue equipment at or near the pool, learn how to swim and use proper rescue techniques.