Strategies for Open Water Drowning Prevention Goal: Develop recommendations for education, policy and environmental condit...
Open Water Recreational Drowning Prevention is a Global Concern <ul><li>Recent news headlines:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Dr...
Workshop Format  <ul><li>Form small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss each question for 8-10 minutes and write group’s reco...
Comprehensive Approach to Drowning Prevention EDUCATION LEGISLATION ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGY
Discussion Questions: <ul><li>What open water hazards should a teen or adult be able to recognize? </li></ul><ul><li>What ...
Next Steps <ul><li>Compile feedback from World Water Safety Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate findings from the lit...
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Workshop - Open water drowning prevention

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

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