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Injury Prevention Inventory: Drowning & Submersion Injury
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INJURY PREVENTION INVENTORY

 

A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources

 


 DROWNING AND SUBMERSION INJURY

 

 

Strategies

Sample Measures

Additional Resources


Strategy

Supporting Resources

Title & URL

Author

Description

Drowning prevention interventions

American Academy of Pediatrics Technical Report –Prevention of Drowning

American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Technical report that discusses a number of strategies available to prevent drowning

 

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Sample Measures

Sample Distal Measures for Drowning and Submersion Injury

Sample Proximal Measures for Drowning and Submersion Injury

  • Emergency department visits
  • Fatalities
  • Hospitalizations

 

  • Door alarms installed
  • Drowning prevention policies adopted
  • Individuals trained in CPR
  • Links between statewide surveillance systems that can inform drowning and submersion prevention
  • Organizations/agencies participating in awareness campaign
  • Partners actively engaged in implementing drowning and submersion injury prevention programs and policies
  • Police reports related to drowning and submersion injury
  • Pool alarms installed
  • Pool fences installed
  • Trained lifeguards

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Additional Resources Related to Drowning and Submersion Injury

Title & URL

Author

Description

Lifeguard Effectiveness: A Report of the Working Group

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Report on the utilization and efficacy of lifeguards as a drowning prevention strategy

 

Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries are Preventable

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Initiative that provides educational resources to raise awareness about the leading causes of child injuries in the United States and how they can be prevented

The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report

Trust for America’s Health

This report highlights a set of indicators that provide the public and policymakers with information about the status of some key injury prevention policies in states, and provides recommendations for key strategies to reduce injuries in the United States

The State Health Department’s Role in the Policy Process

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This document was created to provide guidance to CDC funded state health departments about their important role in informing and evaluating policy to prevent injuries and violence through active participation in the policy process

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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations associated with the strategies and resources listed within this inventory are exclusively those of their authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Safe States Alliance.



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