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Volume 85, Number 7

‘Dry drowning’ and other myths

 

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Release Date: July 1, 2018
Expiration Date: June 30, 2019

Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour

Description

Drowning is a common and often preventable cause of death, especially in children. But dry drowning is a myth.

Learning Objective

Readers will adopt medically sound terminology when discussing drowning with patients and the media.

Target Audience

Directed to practitioners in internal medicine, public health, and pediatrics.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Director and Authors

Activity Director

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Education Institute,
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine,
Editor in Chief, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Co-Activity Directors

Pelin Batur, MD
Department of Community Internal Medicine,
Education Director, Primary Care Women’s Health Program,
Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Craig Nielsen, MD
Vice Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine,
Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Kristi Thomsen
Executive Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Authors

David Szpilman, MD
Medical Director of Brazilian Lifesaving Society (SOBRASA);
Rio de Janeiro Municipal Civil Defense; Drowning Resuscitation Centre,
Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro (CBMERJ), Retired;
Co-founder, International Drowning Research Alliance (IDRA);
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Justin Sempsrott, MD
Executive Director, Lifeguards Without Borders, Kuna, ID;
International Drowning Research Alliance (Co-founder, USA)

Jonathon Webber, RN
Honorary Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesiology,
The University of Auckland, New Zealand;
International Drowning Research Alliance (Co-founder, New Zealand)

Seth C. Hawkins, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine,
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC;
Director, Lifeguards Without Borders; Affiliate,
International Drowning Research Alliance (USA); Medical Director,
Starfish Aquatics Institute; Co-author, Wilderness Medical Society
Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Drowning

Roberto Barcala-Furelos, PhD
Faculty of Education and Sports Sciences, University of Vigo,
Pontevedra, Spain; University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain;
International Drowning Research Alliance (Co-founder, Spain);
REMOSS Research Group

Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH
Department of Emergency Medicine,
University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville;
Co-founder, Lifeguards Without Borders; Honorary Member,
International Drowning Research Alliance (USA)

Ana Catarina Queiroga, PhD
EPI-Unit, Instituto de Saúde Pública,
Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal;
International Drowning Research Alliance (Co-founder, Portugal)

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they have a relationship which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD (Activity Director)
  Consulting Horizon Pharma
  Consulting Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
  Teaching, Speaking Genentech

All other authors, co-activity directors, reviewers and CCJM staff report no relevant financial relationships which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.


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