|Title||‘Dry drowning’ and other myths|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Dr Szpilman, MD, D, Dr Sempsrott, MD, J, Dr Webber, DProf, J, Hawkins, DSeth, Barcala-Furelos, R, Schmidt, A, Queiroga, AC|
Drowning is a common and often preventable cause of death, especially in children. The mass media often propagate misinformation about “dry” and “secondary” drowning, diverting attention from appropriate efforts to prevent drowning and rescue and treat those who do drown.