Drowning, what should I do?

Will what behave after drowning?

After drowning, the mild person may show blue and purple face, swelling, pale lips, congestion in eyes, foam in mouth and nostrils, cold limbs, weak breathing or dyspnea, and even convulsions. Severe cases may have dilated pupils, stopped breathing and heartbeat, and no reaction.

Drowning, what should I do?

Step 1 Call 120 now

After finding drowning, immediately call 120 emergency calls and rescue while waiting for rescue.

2. Rescue under the condition of ensuring one’s own safety

Being able to swim does not mean being able to rescue in the water. Don’t rescue blindly.

    If the environment is dangerous, call 119 for help first. Try to use ropes and life-saving facilities for shore rescue; As many people as possible to rescue each other and avoid individual combat.

3. Simple treatment, waiting for rescue

How to deal with it depends on the specific situation of the drowned person. If you are not sure whether you can rescue the drowned person correctly, don’t rush to give first aid to the drowned person so as not to cause secondary injuries. Don’t use any [water control] methods.

(1) Awake, breathing and pulse

After calling 120, stay with the drowned person. When conditions permit, you can change into dry clothes, wrap in blankets, keep warm, and then wait for rescue workers.

(2) Coma (no response to call), breathing and pulse

Clean up the foreign bodies in the drowned person’s nose and mouth and keep them in the lateral position, waiting for rescue personnel. During the waiting process, closely observe the breathing and pulse conditions, and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation if necessary.

(3) Coma, no breathing and pulse

Similar to the state of fake death, no breathing, weak pulse is on the verge of stopping, at this time should clean up the drowned person’s mouth of foreign bodies, artificial respiration, pulse heartbeat can quickly increase. After resuming breathing, keep lying on your side, pay attention to keeping warm, and wait for the arrival of emergency personnel.

(4) Coma, no breathing and no pulse

Immediately clean up foreign bodies in the mouth and nose, keep respiratory tract unobstructed, and carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the order of artificial respiration first and chest compressions later, and continue until the patient’s respiratory pulse recovers or emergency personnel arrive.

How to prevent drowning?

  1. People engaged in water work (such as fishermen) should have regular physical examination, and patients with chronic diseases such as epilepsy should not engage in water work.

  2. People engaged in water operations should try their best to master some cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills.

  3. When swimming or rowing, do not drink alcohol, take drugs that may cause drowsiness, and wear life jackets when conditions permit on board.

  4. Don’t swim in unknown waters, such as wild rivers and lakes.

  5. Make full preparations before entering the water. It is not suitable to swim in waters with low water temperature.

  6. Attention should also be paid to safety when playing in water parks, beaches, docks and other places.

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