The bathtub is dangerous for infants from 6 months to 1 year old

Drowning - near drowning - a person drowned in water dies due to suffocation. Or when water enters the lungs, drowning may cause unconsciousness.

The word survival after suffocation has almost drowned due to drowning in water. Drowning is always fatal, but drowning may not last long. In most cases, normalization occurs immediately after proper treatment.
In some cases, it damages the Victim permanently. Living with permanent damage, usually to the brain; Or death after a 24-hour survival period.

A bathtub is dangerous for infants

Bathtubs are dangerous for infants from six months to one year old. who can sit upright in the bathtub but may lack the ability to get them out of the water if they slide under the surface.

Also for young children such as near-submerged shallow as well as deep water, bathtubs, swimming pools, industrial cleaning buckets, and washing machines, open craters, pools, etc. can be a threat.

At such a place, it is necessary to have parents or some older people with children. Who can help if needed

Cause of drowning -near drowning

  1. Inability to swim.
  2. Overestimation of swimming capability.
  3. Consumption of alcohol.
  4. Drugs prior.
  5. Lack of adult supervision for children.
  6. Physical injury.
  7. Fits.  
  8. Stroke,
  9. Heart attack near water.
  10. Boating accidents.
  11. low body temperature, leading to rapid exhaustion during swimming.
  12. suicide attempt by jumping into the water.

The way to protect yourself and others from drowning
  1. Learn to swim under the supervision of an experienced swimmer.
  2. Do not leave children unattended near a water source.
  3. Ensure that the boat is well maintained and the life jacket is on board.
  4. Use flotation devices if you are a weak swimmer.
  5. Keeps the fence around the swimming pool, open drains, and wells closed do not dive into shallow water or into an unknown depth.
  6. Avoid swimming alone.
  7. Do not swim while under the influence of drugs and or alcohol.
  8. Avoid swimming if you suffer from fits,  heart disease, or stroke.

After submersion, A first aid that can be given is very important

  1. Breathing unusually rapidly or gasping for air,
  2. Struggling to keep the head above water.
  3. Floating with the face in the water, but not moving. Submerged underwater for an unusually prolonged period of time.
  4. Shouting for help.
  5. Struggle to breathe.

The action should be taken

  1. attempt a rescue by using a long stick or a rope to pull the victim to dry land .attempt a rescue only if it is within your ability or training and if it is safe for you.
  2. keep a flotation device ready if you are attempt rescue.
  3. give rescue breaths as soon as the nose and mouth are above the water.
  4. once you are rescued the victim from the water, cover him /her with blankets to keep him / her warm.
  5. suspect injury to the neck or backbone.
  6. once the victim has reached a flat surface outside of the water, do CPR if she /he unconscious even if he /she appears to be dead.
  7. always seek medical advice after the near-drowning incident.
  8. do not attempt a rescue that is beyond your physical capability.
  9. do not CPR underwater.
  10. do not attempt abdominal compressions to remove the water under any circumstances. 


Question -Why should we not do abdominal compressions?

Answer - Abdominal compression are ineffective in saving the victim"s life and they are harmful to the victim.

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