Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Near Drowning Evaluation

The evaluation of near drowning begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with near drowning may include:

Testing is required to evaluate near drowning.

Tests that may be used to evaluate near drowning include:

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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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