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Discussion session to consider and develop recommended strategies for an educational program, policies and environmental adaptions.

Discussion session to consider and develop recommended strategies for an educational program, policies and environmental adaptions.
Author: Linda Quan and Elizabeth Bennett
(02-15)

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    Workshop - Open water drowning prevention Workshop - Open water drowning prevention Presentation Transcript

    • Strategies for Open Water Drowning Prevention Goal: Develop recommendations for education, policy and environmental conditions to help prevent near shore recreational drowning Elizabeth Bennett, MPH, CHES Linda Quan, MD
    • Open Water Recreational Drowning Prevention is a Global Concern
      • Recent news headlines:
        • ‘ Drowning kills more children aged 1-4 than any disease in Bangladesh’
        • ‘ Ugandans swimming to survive’
        • ‘ More children are drowning in Gauteng’
        • ‘ Make swimming lessons mandatory in schools, Quebec coroner urges’
        • ‘ Workshop teaches kids water safety in South Africa’
    • Workshop Format
      • Form small groups
      • Discuss each question for 8-10 minutes and write group’s recommendations on paper sheet
      • Review recommendations
      • Prioritize the recommendations
    • Comprehensive Approach to Drowning Prevention EDUCATION LEGISLATION ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGY
    • Discussion Questions:
      • What open water hazards should a teen or adult be able to recognize?
      • What are key drowning prevention messages for teens and adults?
      • What skills should they have?
      • What rules should parents have around open water?
      • What supervision is needed for a preschooler, school age child, teen/adult?
    • Next Steps
      • Compile feedback from World Water Safety Conference
      • Incorporate findings from the literature
      • Incorporate policy, environmental and technological recommendations
      • Seek feedback
      • Publish results
      • Contacts:
      • Elizabeth ‘Tizzy’ Bennett, MPH, CHES
      • [email_address]
      • Linda Quan, MD
      • [email_address]