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Physician Resources

Educating families saves lives!

Physician Resources

The NDPA believes that water safety and drowning prevention must be addressed by pediatricians and other physicians with the families they serve!

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Drowning Prevention Education: Programs and Initiatives

Drowning, a silent and often overlooked danger, is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) and other organizations have…
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January is the National Bath Safety Month

January marks the coming of a new year and is National Bath Safety Month. This month, we look at raising awareness about the often overlooked risks associated with bath time. While bathtubs can offer a space for relaxation and fun for children,…
4 ways to keep water safety in mind over the holidays
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4 Ways to Keep Water Safety in Mind Over the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of joy and gathering together, but it is also a crucial time to reinforce the importance of water safety. With festivities often taking place near pools, beaches, or lakes, it is essential to stay vigilant about…
Home and Water Safety for the Holidays
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Home and Water Safety For The Holidays

The holidays are a time of lots of fun and activity in the average household. It is a time when most people are out of their regular daily routine hosting family gatherings and celebrating with friends and neighbors. Accidents are more prone…
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How To Create a Water Safety Plan for Family Vacations

Have you created a water safety plan for your upcoming vacation? Now that school's out for the summer, families from all over will flock to vacation spots, water parks, pools, and beaches for fun in the sun. There's nothing better than a…
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Emergency Preparation By Using Drowning CPR with Rescue Breaths

When an emergency occurs, we’re often left scrambling and grasping at solutions with very little time for preparation or action. But, in the case of water safety, learning drowning CPR can mean the difference between life and death.  CPR…
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The Latest Information on Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

For many, water is a source of joy and memory – bringing together even the unlikeliest of pairs. However, water is an element that deserves our respect and attention.  Drowning is a tragedy that can happen to anyone. Unfortunately,…

Pediatricians Make Water Safety A Priority By Becoming A Water Safety Champion – Nov 2022

From the moment children are born, parents often become aware of all the dangers that appear as they grow and become curious. Although most of these dangers are part of life, drowning is silent, quick, and can be fatal. According to the CDC,…
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The NDPA Resource Center Is Live!

Learning is a continuous process that is incredibly important in the water safety space, allowing us to stay up to date on current news, research and numbers. Learning not only happens in traditional settings such as workshops and training…