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Question: submersion

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Which of the following statements is true of submersion injury (drowning)?

pemsou5_wp • February 14, 2023

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  1. Kelly February 18, 2023 - 9:25 pm Reply

    C) Significant electrolyte imbalances do not occur unless the submersion was in a liquid that is particularly concentrated in an electrolyte, such as the Dead Sea
    Submersion injury occurs more commonly in males, African-Americans, and children aged 1-5 years. Pulmonary compromise can develop rapidly or gradually, and CXR can be normal initially. Hypothermic patients in cardiac arrest should have resuscitative efforts continued until core body temperature is 32-35C and asystole has been present for at least 20 minutes despite advanced life support measures. PEEP is a useful tool in mechanical ventilation of patients with submersion injury and oxygenation issues.

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