First Aid

Drowning Treatment: First Aid Information for Drowning

Drowning is a death from hypoxia (acute oxygen starvation), which occurs as a result of closing the respiratory tract with a liquid, most often water. When a person sinks, water enters the upper respiratory tract and expels air. Therefore, first of all, there is a so-called laryngospasm (spasm of vocal folds) - the path to the trachea closes, while respiration stops. Such flooding is called "dry". A person can be drowned in another way ("true" or aspirational flooding). If the victim has been in the water for too long and a significant amount of fluid has entered the respiratory tract, then oxygen starvation occurs, as a result, the vital reflex of stopping breathing does not work, the...