Boy almost died from drowning in swimming pool

Quang NinhA two-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition, with respiratory failure, pneumonia, and high fever after drowning in a hotel swimming pool.

Doctor Do Kiem Thang – Pediatrics Department of Bai Chay Hospital, on June 24, said that the patient was in Hanoi, traveling with his family. Test results showed that children with acute respiratory failure, pneumonia, electrolyte disturbances, … had a severe prognosis and a high risk of death. Doctors carried out a series of emergency measures, sedation, mechanical ventilation, antibiotics, electrolyte balance and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, increased brain cell recovery, and avoided neurological sequelae.

After one day of treatment, the patient’s condition improved well, passed the critical crisis, switched to oxygen mask. Currently, the baby is under intensive care at the Department of Pediatrics.

The doctor constantly checks the patient’s vitals and resuscitation. Image: Hospital provides

Dr. Dr. drowning is a condition in which water enters the respiratory tract, severely affecting respiratory function, leading to a lack of oxygen in the organs and a cessation of vital functions. Anyone is at risk of drowning, including swimmers.

People who are drowning often have difficulty breathing, pain behind the sternum, rapid breathing, increased secretion of sputum and blood, in more severe cases, they may turn blue, lose consciousness, convulsions, heart arrhythmias, drop in blood pressure… Drowning causes respiratory failure, acute pulmonary edema, circulatory failure, cerebral edema due to lack of oxygen in the brain, electrolyte disturbances… If detected late, it can lead to irreversible brain damage and fall into a state of real life. permanent object, even death.

Doctors recommend that families need to keep an eye on their children. Do not allow children to play near places with rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, and water tanks. When bathing in swimming pools or the sea, parents must wear life jackets for their children, always observing and monitoring during the process. Do not allow children to swim in the sea during bad weather days such as rain, storm, cold weather or early morning and night. Choosing a safe bathing spot, with management, supervision, and timely rescue; do not bathe at spontaneous beaches.

Actively let children learn swimming skills and deal with dangerous situations that may be encountered when in contact with water. Parents also need to learn and equip basic first aid skills for drowning people.

Absolutely do not put the young person upside down and then run. When encountering a drowning person with cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest, you should give first aid on the spot with cardiac compression and rescue breathing.

Thuy An


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