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There has been a great deal of confusion and mixed messages pertaining to Shallow Water Blackout (SWB), prolonged breath holding, and blackout induced by hyperventilation and prolonged breath holding. For the purpose of clarification, we will be using the term...

This case describes the non-fatal submersion resulting in neurological impairment of a young 5-year-old. Author: Gerald M. Dworkin The Jewish Community Association of Austin (JCAA) is located at 7300 Hart Lane on a 40-acre Dell Jewish Community Campus in Northwest Austin. The...

Each year, there are approximately 1,200 - 1,500 incidents and 400 - 600 deaths involving vehicles that have gone off the road and plummeted into the water. The driving public needs to plan for these types of emergencies by (A)...

Torso Reflex, also known as Gasp Reflex , Inhalation Response, or Cold Water Shock, is caused by sudden immersion into water colder than 70 degrees F. Sudden immersion into cold water triggers an involuntary reflexive torso gasp that can cause...

William T. Beals was a 19-year-old, 5’7” teenager who was mildly autistic with Aspberger Syndrome. On May 19, 2009, William suffered a fatal submersion while using the Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) swimming pool during recreational swim. Author: Gerald M. Dworkin William...