Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Drowning and Near Drowning Treatment

The initial management of near drowning victims includes first aid and advanced cardiac life support. Additional treatment for near drowning may include cardiac monitoring, supplemental oxygen, and mechanical ventilation.

Additional treatment for near drowning may include:

Drowning and Near Drowning Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat near drowning:

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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