Title

Bystander Basic Life Support: An important link in the chain of survival for children suffering a drowning or near-drowning episode

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

Eight children suffered drowning or near-drowning in Sydney pools over an 11-day period in January 2007. Four received basic life support (BLS) within 5 minutes of immersion and survived with good functional neurological outcomes. The other four were not discovered for ≥ 5 minutes and all died. This cluster serves as a reminder that timely effective bystander BLS is crucial to survival and good clinical outcomes in near-drowning episodes.

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