Today is national drowning prevention day. The AAP has a free toolkit with information for health care professionals and families that can be found at this link. Please share these with your colleagues and patients.
Drowning can happen to any family. It’s quick, and it’s silent. Drowning is the No. 1 cause of death among children aged 1-4, and is a leading cause of death among teens. We can lower these rates if pediatricians, parents and policy-makers work together to implement the types of solutions we know will keep children safe. Please share these resources with parents and caregivers.American Academy of Pediatrics #DrowningPrevention