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Conference World Congress on Drowning (2002 : Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Title Handbook on drowning : prevention, rescue treatment / Joost J.L.M. Bierens, editor.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2006.

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Conference World Congress on Drowning (2002 : Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Subject Drowning -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Drowning -- Resuscitation -- Congresses.
Drowning -- prevention & control.
Near Drowning -- therapy.
Rescue Work -- methods.
Resuscitation -- methods.
Alt Name Bierens, Joost J. L. M.
Maatschappij tot Redding van Drenkelingen.
Description 1 online resource (xliv, 713 pages) : illustrations
Note Compilation of studies from the World Congress on Drowning held in Amsterdam, June 26-28, 2002 sponsored by the Maatschappij tot Redding van Drenkelingen.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Section 1: History / section editor: Joost Bierens -- Section 2: The epidemiology of drowning / section editors: Christine Branche and Ed van Beeck -- Section 3: The prevention of drowning / section editors: John Wilson, Hans Knape and Joost Bierens -- Section 4: Rescue -- Organisational aspects: planning, training and preparation / section editors: Rob Brons and Chris Brewster -- Section 5: Rescue -- Rescue techniques / section editors: Chris Brewster and Rob Brons -- Section 6: Resuscitation / section editors: Paul Pepe and Joost Bierens -- Section 7: Hospital treatment / section editors: Harry Gelissen, Jean-Louis Vincent and Lambert Thijs -- Section 8: Brain resuscitation in the drowning victim / section editors: David Warner and Johannes Knape -- Section 9: Immersion hypothermia / section editors: Beat Walpoth and Hein Daanen -- Section 10: Water-related disasters / editors: Rob Brons and Joost Bierens -- Section 11: Breath-hold, SCUBA and hose diving / section editors: David Elliott and Rob van Hulst -- Section 12: Investigation of drowning accidents / section editor: Jerome Modell.
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Summary By Jan-Carel van Dorp The board of Governors of the Maatschappij tot Redding van Drenkelingen is happy to introduce this congress book, the fruit of much effort in recent years of many devoted researchers in the fields of prevention, rescue and treatment of drowned people. It is a compilation of the results of their successful studies, as laid down during the World Congress on Drowning held in Amsterdam on 26-28 June 2002. Background Through the ages death by drowning, like so many other causes, was accepted as a part of life. Water brings life, water takes life; burial follows. It was not until th th the 17 or even as late as the 18 century that it became apparent that people could be effectively rescued by bystanders, that many seemingly dead drowning victims only died after burial and that some of them could have been saved from this fate had they received medical attention. In Europe it was the so-called Age of Enlightenment, with changing attitudes towards fellow man and social initiatives underway, including the founding of charitable societies. At that time three noblemen in Amsterdam realised that too many victims who had fallen in the waters of Amsterdam were left to their fate and died. Hence, in 1767, they founded a society for the rescue of drowning victims, de Maatschappij tot Redding van Drenkelingen. Their initiative was widely applauded. In the years that followed other cities in Holland started their own initiatives.
ISBN 9783540439738 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
3540439730 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9783540439738
OCLC # 262693264
Additional Format Print version: World Congress on Drowning (2002 : Amsterdam, Netherlands). Handbook on drowning. Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2006 9783540439738 3540439730 (DLC) 2005932048 (OCoLC)63692542

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