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Drowning: #2 risk for kids



Drowning is the second leading cause of injury death in children ages 1-14 years.


Yikes!


Children, especially small children, should be supervised at all times when near the pool or other open water. A responsible adult should be designated with the task.


If you are supervising children, stay focused, even if a lifeguard is present. Avoid using your phone, reading a book, and drinking alcohol.


Drowning occurs quickly and silently, so please stay aware.


For more information, search “Drowning” at www.cdc.gov.


Amanda Cudney, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

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