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Further management

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Further management of a near drowning after the arrival of ambulance equipment or the tranfer to hospital, includes:

  • suction as needed
  • bronchodilators
  • normal saline or Hartmann's solution
  • cardiac monitor and pulse oximetry
  • rewarm in hypothermia
  • check full blood count, electrolytes
  • blood gases
  • chest radiology
  • infection screen

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