Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Medicine - Critical Care & Emergency Medicine | Drowning - Prevention, Rescue, Treatment


Prevention, Rescue, Treatment

Bierens, Joost J.L.M. (Ed.)

2nd ed. 2014, XXXI, 1237 p. 500 illus., 350 illus. in color.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


ISBN 978-3-642-04253-9

digitally watermarked, no DRM

The eBook version of this title will be available soon

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-04252-2

free shipping for individuals worldwide

Due: March 14, 2015

add to marked items

  • About this book

  • Explains prevention strategies, organizational aspects of rescue, and rescue techniques
  • Describes prehospital and hospital treatment in detail
  • Includes sections on diving, water-related disasters, and the investigation of drowning accidents
Since the first edition of the Handbook on Drowning in 2005, many epidemiological data have confirmed the burden of drowning in several parts of the world. Studies have increased the understanding of effective drowning prevention strategies, rescue techniques, and treatment options. Much has been learned about submersion and immersion hypothermia, SCUBA-diving injuries, the life-saving preparations of water-related disasters and how to deal with forensic investigations. In this updated second edition, experts from around the world provide a complete overview of current research data, consensus statements and expert opinions.  The book Drowning provides evidence-based practical information and has a unique informative value for various groups with tasks, duties and responsibilities in this domain. In addition, the book may be an inspiration for future networks and research initiatives.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Drowning - Drowning Prevention - Hypothermia - Rescue - Resuscitation

Related subjects » Anesthesiology - Cardiology & Angiology - Critical Care & Emergency Medicine

Table of contents 

Introduction.- History.- The Epidemiology of Drowning.- The Prevention of Drowning.- Rescue Organisational Aspects: Planning, Training and Preparation.- Rescue Techniques.- Resuscitation.- Hospital Treatment.- Brain Resuscitation in the Drowning Victim.- Immersion Hypothermia.- Water-related Disasters.- Breath-hold, SCUBA and Hose Diving.- Investigation of Drowning Accidents.- Important Websites.

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Emergency Medicine.