Save a Life. Learn CPR.

Immediate Bystander CPR (with rescue breathing) is the most effective action that can be taken to resuscitate a drowning victim.

Delaying CPR until advanced medical help arrives is often too late!

Every drowning victim, even one who requires only minimal resuscitation before recovery, requires transport and evaluation at a medical facility.  (American Heart Association)

CPR Classes

American Heart Association
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
American Red Cross

1-800-RedCross

www.redcross.org

Memorial Healthcare System 
Memorial Healthcare System 
Coral Springs Fire Department
Coral Springs Fire Department

Drowning Prevention “Save a Life”

Constant Supervision

  • Infants and toddlers require constant and close supervision at all times, as an unsupervised child is likely to leave the home to find water and tragedy
  • When around water, maintain constant visual contact with the children
  • If a child is missing, check the pool first
  • Appoint a “designated watcher” to monitor children at all times
  • Keep a portable phone by the pool

Barriers

  • Use layers of protection to prevent unsupervised access to and from pool
  • Equip doors & windows that exit to pool with alarms
  • Install four-sided isolation fencing
  • Fencing should have self-closing, self latching gates and be at least 5 ft. high

Learning Water Safety Skills

  • Teach water safety & swimming skills as early as possible
  • Never swim alone. Always have an adult watching
  • NO swimmer should be left alone. NO child is “drown proof”
  • Good safety habits last a lifetime.

CPR Reference

Infants 0-1 yr.

  • Rescue Breathing (has pulse but no breathing): 1 breath every 3 sec
  • CPR (no pulse, no breathing) hand placement: One finger width bellow nipple line
  • Method: 2-3 fingers
  • Rate Per Minute : Approx 100/min.
  • Depth of Compression : 1/2″ to 1″
  • Ratio Compression to Breaths: 30 compressions to 2 breaths

Infants 1-12 yr.

  • Rescue Breathing (has pulse but no breathing): 1 breath every 3 sec
  • CPR (no pulse, no breathing) hand placement: Center of chest
  • Method: Heal of 1 or 2 hands
  • Rate Per Minute : Approx 100/min.
  • Depth of Compression : 1″ to 1- 1/2″
  • Ratio Compression to Breaths: 30 compressions to 2 breaths