Drowning is the leading cause of death due to injury in children between the ages of one and four in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2019). It is estimated that five times that many children are treated for non-fatal drowning submersion incidents (CDC, 2016). Non-fatal drowning is a cause of significant neurological morbidity in children. Hospital treatment that includes an interprofessional approach to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with anoxic brain injury from non-fatal drowning has been shown to reduce medical complications, mortality, lengths of hospital stay, and healthcare costs (Goldsberry, 2018).
The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals in with an overview of team-based care for the young child who has experienced a near-drowning accident.
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN. Carrie has over ten years’ experience in radiology nursing, in vascular and interventional radiology as well as all imaging modalities. She is a Certified Radiology Nurse with clinical expertise in procedural sedation, cardiac CT, and radiation safety, and prior experience in critical care, cardiac stepdown, and emergency care. She is a member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and RAD-AID International.
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California Board of Registered Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy
Georgia Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Nursing
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing
Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy
South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy
Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy
Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy
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