Patient Comments: Drowning - Treatment

If you know someone who drowned or nearly drowned, what type of emergency treatment was used?

Comment from: Denyse, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I drowned in a swimming pool in 1977. The paramedics brought me back to life. I remember waking up with an oxygen mask over my face.

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