Physician Resources

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!


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…
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Home Water Safety Tips

Home pools and spas are, of course, drowning hazards which is why implementing layers of protection is so important. Bearing in mind that drowning can happen in even a very little amount of water, think of all the other objects in your…
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Home 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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Safe Toys and Gifts Month Ideas

December is the biggest gift-giving month of the year. Parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents are buying massive amounts of toys and gifts to ensure kids have a wonderful holiday season. Unfortunately, December is also the month in which…
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Swimming Lessons as a Layer of Protection to Prevent Drownings

Swim skills add a layer of protection to prevent drowning incidents. Formal swimming lessons reduce the risk of drowning among children 1-4 years. This is the only sport that can actually save lives and can also reduce the risk of drowning…
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What are “layers of protection”?

Drowning has been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/ immersion in liquid.” The outcome of a drowning incident can be classified as “death,” “morbidity,”…