World Health Organization seeking input on terms

https://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/drowning/non-fatal-drowning/en/

Non-fatal Drowning Terminology

Since its adoption at the 2002 World Congress on Drowning and subsequent publication in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Volume 83, Number 11, November 2005, 808-880), the accepted definition of drowning has provided clarity for academic researchers, database administrators, and medical and public health professionals. However, the absence of a uniform understanding and consistent use of the term “non-fatal drowning” results in a lack of precision in data collection, thus hindering research efforts and limiting a full understanding of this global public health problem.

A Working Group was established in 2017 to address this issue and has met on several occasions. The Working Group on Non-fatal Drowning has developed a draft Position Statement which provides a clarification statement and categorization framework that provide coherence and uniformity for the term “non-fatal drowning”.

This Position Statement is now available for review until 15 March 2019. The 12-page document and a link through which a review can be provided are both provided at the links provided in the article.

New drowning detection technology

Rick Kauffman, Founder of The Kels Group posted

His podcaste episode includes a LIVE DEMO that is taking place January 6, 2019.

I will be present at this demonstration as I have a personal interest in this technology. I believe that it will be a game changer and potentially save 1,000’s of lives that otherwise these people could become victims of drowning or non-fatal drownings

In this episode I will give you a way to follow my status updates so if you would like to learn more as I will be sharing with you first hand what we are going to learn in real time just as if you would be there yourself.

If you would have any question that you would like me to ask let me know and if time would allow I will ask them and broadcast the answers on next week podcast.

Listen to episode #40, and others at https://thekelsgroup.com/2019/01/03/ep040-happy-new-year-resolutions/

Question of the day

https://www.quora.com/If-you-see-someone-being-attacked-by-a-shark-while-you-are-in-the-vicinity-would-you-try-to-help-the-person-or-get-out-of-the-water?__nsrc__=4

Question:

If you see someone being attacked by a shark while you are in the vicinity, would you try to help the person or get out of the water?

Answer:

Lola Correa posted:

Get out of the water first, then attempt to help the person by throwing a flotation device or rope or something. Creating two victims that need rescuing is no help to anyone especially the first responder rescuers. The first rule of professional rescuers like Firefighters and EMS is “scene safety.” If you your self become another victim you’re doing no help at all especially to the original victim.