Preventing Child Drownings

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Drowning can happen in an instant, in as little as an inch or two of water. It is the leading cause of injury death in children between one and four years of age, and Florida has the most child drownings each year. With vigilance and preparation, child drowning tragedies can be prevented. The information in this podcast is essential for every parent, grandparent, babysitter, camp counselor or anyone else responsible for a child’s safety. 

Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. and his expert guests outline the necessary steps to keep kids safe around water; from pool barriers and flotation devices to swimming lessons and the critical need for constant supervision and CPR training.


  • Fernando Mendoza, M.D., medical director of Baptist Hospital Pediatric Emergency Care.
  • Zulma Berrios, M.D., chief medical officer at West Kendall Baptist Hospital.
  • Karina Nania, owner of Little Swimmers swimming school.

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