How important is it for families to be educated about the risks of drowning?

Dr. Weber discusses the importance of families being educated about the risks of drowning. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

Making sure your family is educated about the risks of drowning is an important part of discussing water safety, according to Premier HealthNet (PHN) physicians.

Though drowning rates have fallen steadily since 1985, it continues to be the second leading cause of death for children between 1 and 19, according to the American Academy of PediatricsOff Site Icon (AAP).

Being too casual about pool and swimming safety can lead to an increased risk for drowning, especially if families don’t have their pools properly secured or if they over estimate a child’s swimming skill, according to PHN physicians.

Talk to your doctor for more information about what you can do to make sure your family is well educated about drowning risks.

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