Pool and camp season is here, and many of us head to the pool for sun, fun, and cool off. Many of our young people head off to summer camps, as well.
When spending time in or near the pool, keep a close eye on everyone in the pool and make sure an adult is present at all times. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), ten people die each day due to accidental drowning…thousands each year.
According to MedStar Mobile Healthcare, “seconds count when someone begins drowning, and knowing CPR can save lives.”
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) latest data for the U.S. shows:
- Fatal child drownings and nonfatal drowning injuries in children under age 15 are already high for this season.
- Pool- or spa-related, hospital department-treated, nonfatal drowning injuries involving children younger than 15 years of age spiked 17 percent in 2021 with 6,800.
Pool Safely Tips
- Never leave a child unattended near water.
- If you own a pool or spa, install layers of barriers to prevent a child from accessing the water.
- Learn how to perform CPR on children and adults.
- Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim.
The best way to avoid drowning is, of course, prevention. However, if a swimming accident occurs, immediate CPR measures can double or triple a person’s chances of survival. Learning CPR can help save lives in cases of drowning.
Would you know what to do if you witnessed someone drowning or collapsing?
Rescue One provides a comprehensive CPR and AED course designed to teach members of the general public correct CPR techniques for use on adults, children, and infants.
Call Rescue One Training for Life Today to set up CPR/AED Training at your Community Pool, Recreation Center, or Park.