With summer right around the corner and May being National Water Safety Month, we thought it would be a great opportunity to impress the importance of water safety for our patients and followers.
Each year, between 3,000 and 4,000 people die from drowning, while another 5,000 children under the age of 14 are hospitalized due to near drownings, of them, nearly 20% suffer lasting severe brain damage.
The following tips could help save you or someone you love from a drowning or near drowning situation:
By following the aforementioned tips, you can help to dramatically reduce the likeliness of you or a loved one drowning or experience a near drowning. But even if you take extra caution and observe all of these tips, accidents can still occur. If your child experiences a near drowning incident, contact Plasticity Brain Centers for their best chance at full recovery. We’re well acquainted with hypoxic brain injury, and have the tools needed to get your child back to living life to its full potential.