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Drowning Remains a Leading Cause of Injury-Related Deaths in Children

Beal, Judy A. DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: November/December 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 6 - p 359
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000576
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing

A major cause of death for children and adolescents in the United States is drowning. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, discusses the clinical implications of the updated policy statement on prevention of drowning from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and offers suggestions for nursing interventions and parental resources including the AAP drowning prevention toolkit.

Judy A. Beal is a Professor and Dean Emerita, College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, Simmons University, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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