Drowning deaths in Australia caused by hypoxic blackout, 2002-2015

Franklin, Richard C., Peden, Amy E., and Pearn, John H. (2018) Drowning deaths in Australia caused by hypoxic blackout, 2002-2015. Medical Journal of Australia, 208 (6). p. 271.

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Abstract

Hypoxic blackout is a preventable cause of drowning. There were 22 hypoxic blackout-related drowning deaths in Australia between 1-July 2002 and 30-June 2015, occurring recreationally in swimming pools and afflicting ocean freedivers and spearfishers. We advocate for an increased awareness of risks for all who swim and dive.

Item ID: 56002
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018 AMPCo Pty Ltd. Produced with Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Funders: Royal Life Saving Society
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 00:43
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920409 Injury Control @ 100%
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