Guy N.Rutty Essentials of Autopsy Practice Innovations, Updates and Advances in Practice PDF
Guy N.Rutty Essentials of Autopsy Practice Innovations, Updates and Advances in Practice – Clinical medicine and injury epidemiology involves prevention of death and rescue of both surviving and dead victims. Drowning in that context is redefined as the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in a liquid.
Thus, terms that include misconceptions or cause misunderstandings such as
wet-drying, dry-drowning, secondary drowning, and near-drowning should be
Drowning may be defined for forensic purposes as death due to asphyxia in which the body is deprived of oxygen as a result of impaired oxygen exchange ultimately within the lungs after partial or complete submersion in a liquid (usually water) with subsequent inhalation (aspiration) of a quantity of such liquid deep into the airways.
Moreover, near-drowning is still used to describe victims who were alive at least at the time of retrieval from water irrespective of outcomes