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.

I also recommend that you check out the official AAP policy on drowning prevention.

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