Drowning

Prevention, Rescue, Treatment

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

  • 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
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About this book

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.

Reviews

“The purpose is to further the understanding of drowning with an emphasis on prevention, rescue, and treatment. … It is most appropriate for those in the medical specialties of emergency medicine and critical care, but, based on the obligation to provide disease prevention and anticipatory guidance, it is also appropriate for any healthcare providers involved in the care of children and adults.” (Michael D. Zwank, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2015)


Table of contents (192 chapters)

  • Brief History of Maatschappij tot Redding van Drenkelingen (The Society to Rescue People from Drowning)

    Heldring, Balt

    Pages 3-6

  • The History of Lifesaving

    Vervaecke, Harald

    Pages 7-14

  • Two Centuries of Searching for Safe Lifeboats in the Netherlands

    Haasnoot, Ton

    Pages 15-24

  • The History of Resuscitation

    Meursing, Bart Jan

    Pages 25-36

  • Bibliometric Analysis of Drowning Research

    Kloft, Beatrix (et al.)

    Pages 37-44

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-04253-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-04252-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drowning
Book Subtitle
Prevention, Rescue, Treatment
Editors
  • Joost J.L.M. Bierens
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-04253-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-04253-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-04252-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 1269
Number of Illustrations and Tables
72 b/w illustrations, 120 illustrations in colour
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