What condition is the result of surfactant being washed out of the alveoli of a drowning patient?

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  1. What condition is the result of surfactant being washed out of the alveoli of a drowning patient?
  2. What occurs during a drowning incident that helps to prevent water from being aspirated into the lungs?
  3. What population is least likely to drown?
  4. What is the most effective way to prevent drowning in children younger than one year of age?
  5. What are 2 tips for drowning prevention?
  6. What is the #1 priority of a rescuer in a drowning?

What condition is the result of surfactant being washed out of the alveoli of a drowning patient?

Surfactant washout and dysfunction results in atelectasis, and the combined effect is decreased lung compliance, ventilation–perfusion mismatch and intrapulmonary shunting.

What occurs during a drowning incident that helps to prevent water from being aspirated into the lungs?

Water aspiration When water enters the larynx or trachea, both conscious and unconscious persons experience laryngospasm, in which the vocal cords constrict, sealing the airway. This prevents water from entering the lungs.

What population is least likely to drown?

Children 5–14 years had the lowest risk for drowning; they were often swimming, fell in, or were boating when the drowning occurred. Adolescents aged 15–19 years had patterns similar to adults aged 20–34 years.

What is the most effective way to prevent drowning in children younger than one year of age?

Installation of 4-sided fencing (at least 4 ft tall) with self-closing and self-latching gates that completely isolates the pool from the house and yard is the most studied and effective drowning-prevention strategy for the young child, preventing more than 50% of swimming-pool drownings of young children.

What are 2 tips for drowning prevention?

To reduce the risk of drowning in any swimming environment:

  1. Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Parents and child care providers should know CPR.
  2. Supervise. Never leave children unsupervised near a pool, hot tub or natural body of water. ...
  3. Teach children to swim. ...
  4. Avoid alcohol.

What is the #1 priority of a rescuer in a drowning?

Get out of the water. Your first priority is to get a drowning child out of the water as quickly as possible. If she isn't breathing, place her on her back on a firm surface. Immediately begin rescue breathing, below, and have someone call for help.