Case Report
Volume 10 Issue 12 - 2021
High-Quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: An Opportunity in Pediatric Drowning. Case Report
Alfaro Flores Rodrigo1, Vilma Marcela Pérez Rodríguez2, Nelly Aideé Ríos Meléndez1, Yaneth Martínez Tovilla3*, Miguel Ángel Coral García4,5, Héctor Alfonso López Santos6 and Meylin Barbosa Contreras7
1Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, General Hospital of Zone No. 67 IMSS “Hospital Bicentenario de la Independencia” IMSS, Nuevo León, Mexico
2Pediatrics Department, General Hospital of Zone No. 17 IMSS, Nuevo León, Mexico
3Pediatrics Department, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
4Departments of Medical Writing and Scientific Information Management, Universidad de la Salud del Estado de Puebla, Mexico
5Master’s Student in Health Sciences, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Mexico
6Pediatric Service, Child Rehabilitation and Teletón Integration Center, Puebla, Mexico
7Social Service in Medicine, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
*Corresponding Author: Yaneth Martínez Tovilla, Pediatrics department, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, México.
Received: October 14, 2021; Published: November 20, 2021


Drowning is defined as the process resulting from the alteration in the physiology of breathing, as a result of a phenomenon of immersion or submersion in a liquid environment. Current scientific evidence demonstrates a strong positive impact on prognosis and mortality when high-quality resuscitation begins at the accident site. Below is the case of a previously healthy pediatric patient, who suffers from a drowning event and receives basic life support by eyewitnesses, developing Severe Respiratory Distress Syndrome and clinical data of hypoxic encephalopathy. The patient progressed with favorable evolution and was admitted from the hospital without evidence of neurological sequelae. The case is relevant due to the duration of the event, early cardiopulmonary care, and its association with prognosis.

Keywords: Drowning; Resuscitation; Good Prognosis


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Citation: Rodrigo Alfaro Flores., et al. “High-Quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: An Opportunity in Pediatric Drowning. Case Report”. EC Paediatrics 10.12 (2021): 63-68.

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