NPLQ revision-types of drowning

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Types of drowning

Dry drowning-The epiglottis (the flap of skin which guides food down the gullet and air down the trachea,by closing the opposite of which you are going to use)closes and remains closed.

This type of drowning is common in babies (under one year)as they have not yet mastered the way this flap works.CPR for only about 5 chest compressions can reopen this flap again,but you should still carry on if the infant is still not breathing.

Try this little experiment for the above

If you have a little brother,sister or family member under one year,blow a little bit of air into their face.

It does not harm them in any way,it's purely safe ( i would not say it if it wasn't) and a bit of fun,(you may have seen a baby with a


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