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#1 hannahbug

Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

Again drowning is happening within communities around the country and whilst these tragedies are not reported in the media, they are happening.

Again I remind every parent, carer, godparent, aunt, uncle, old sibling, grandparents and friends to watch these messages and LISTEN TO THEM and then ACTION them.  saving lives is critical because once a young child has drowned the chances of survival and a normal are life are very minute.  2 kids out of every 100 will walk away without brain injury, 93 will DIE and the other five will live with brain injuries/disabilities and complications.

As Australia's only charity providing support for families of all ages for both fatatlities and non fatal drownings I urge everyone one of you to help promote messages of safety, encourage everyone to Supervise and have barriers in place to prevent the immersions, please DO NOT rely on the fact that your children can swim, have breathe control in water in their controlled enviroments.  DROWNING environments are UNCONTROLLED and most kids who drown can either swim or were enrolled in lessons.  

Water is dangerous but its also fun.  Encourage and explain to older kids NEVER to open pool gates and let little kids in, never allow older kids to supervise young children in the water or bath and always empty buckets, close toilet lids, bathrooms etc.

Always Supervise around water its your first line of defence and have activated barriers in place at all times.  

message for around the yard/home

USPC Message with Kathleen Reilly I urge community groups and forums to promote this video, I have come to know Kathleen and her work in the USA very well, having met with her I could only wish that Australia could produce videos like this and play them on TV to constantly educate on the risks around the home.

2 kids in bathsm 4 in pools and 1 in a bucket in the last month just in QLD alone.   Please dont be naive around water it kills.



#2 hannahbug

Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:15 PM

19th October 2012 ABC Article - Drowning prevention advocate says "Australia isn't listening"

Australian's arent listening

Please read and share this.


#3 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:42 PM

Thanks for the reminder.

#4 Drowningnotwaving

Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

Hi Kat - I don't have a pool but do have young children around the house (friends etc) . Is there anything I should keep an eye out for in particular?

#5 hannahbug

Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:48 PM

The video links above its water always but just remember that just because you don't have water your kids still need supervising, the house is a dangerous place and many people just don't realise the dangers that do exist that can hurt children.  Its all about supervision and Barriers, take away the risk to prevent the accidents.

ovens/stove
electrical cords
Blind cords
baths/buckets/dogs bowls any water source even the washing machine
Television sets
any stepped display cabinet
Etc the house dangers go on.  



#6 baddmammajamma

Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:03 PM

Bumping so that more EBers will have a chance to see.

Kat, as always, thank you for continuing to be such a powerful voice re drowning prevention.

Hey Fellow EBers:

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Edited by baddmammajamma, 19 October 2012 - 10:07 PM.


#7 roses99

Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:08 PM

Bump!

#8 roses99

Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:12 PM

Two truths about drowning that I've learned in the past two weeks, since my friend lost her precious son in a drowning accident:

1. A child can drown in 20 seconds. Not minutes, but seconds. Twenty seconds. It's that quick.

2. CPR - as I learned from Kat today - fails in 93 percent of drowning incidents.

Put simply, there are no second chances  sad.gif

#9 Drowningnotwaving

Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

Thanks Kat.

#10 Drowningnotwaving

Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

QUOTE (roses99 @ 19/10/2012, 11:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Two truths about drowning that I've learned in the past two weeks, since my friend lost her precious son in a drowning accident:

1. A child can drown in 20 seconds. Not minutes, but seconds. Twenty seconds. It's that quick.

2. CPR - as I learned from Kat today - fails in 93 percent of drowning incidents.

Put simply, there are no second chances  sad.gif


Gosh is that true? Really? That's terrifying.

#11 baddmammajamma

Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:17 PM

roses99, I am so, so sorry for your friend. Her world must be shattered over a 20 second accident. sad.gif

#12 roses99

Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:31 PM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 19/10/2012, 10:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
roses99, I am so, so sorry for your friend. Her world must be shattered over a 20 second accident. sad.gif

Absolutely shattered.

And she's a great mum. A really good, responsible mum who loves her kids so much.

It really can happen to anyone.

#13 hannahbug

Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:31 PM

QUOTE (Drowningnotwaving @ 19/10/2012, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gosh is that true? Really? That's terrifying.


Yes it is testimony from Dr Robert Pitt in Hannah's inquest as an ED Emergency Paediatric Physian that out of 100 drownings faced to him over a period of 5 years - 93 kids were fatal and he couldnt save them, 2 walked out of hospital after a short stay and  5 were left with injuries that affected them til they either died from or contributed or are now adults and struggle with.  It shocked me in Court when I heard these statistics because we are told CPR saves lives but many drowning victims are in cardiac arrest when they are pulled from the water, but add water to the lungs and you have TWO Problems with CPR the procedure for CPR is Breaths, compressions ROLL PATIENT over to drain water, ON back, then repeat, I did this for 17 mins on Hannah.    

Drowning NOT only affects families but the bystanders, rescuers, ambulances officers, teachers, nurses, funeral home staff the list goes on Its a huge snowball when preventable accidents take so many  young lives.

Please supervise children at all times.
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Edited by hannahbug, 19 October 2012 - 10:32 PM.


#14 hannahbug

Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:39 PM

Sadly I have been honoured to assist Roses friend, sat with her for many hours trying to lessen that darkest that looms over us, it is unable to be put into words to be honest.  

Play it Safe by the Water ads on tv the Victorian Dept of Justice they contacted me to help them resonate REAL LIFE, this is what the campaign entailed.  This was the final campaign designed over 18 months ago

They are here:

Swimming pools

Dams

Bath


#15 roses99

Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

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#16 baddmammajamma

Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

Bump.



#17 Lyra

Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE (hannahbug @ 19/10/2012, 11:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did this for 17 mins on Hannah.



my heart breaks for you. I cannot even begin to imagine what that must have been like. I am so very sorry

#18 *cough*

Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:14 AM

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#19 SufficesToSay

Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:22 AM

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#20 roses99

Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

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#21 Poppin

Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

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#22 The Old Feral

Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

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#23 BabyHopeful

Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:24 PM

Sadly I'm not surprised by those statistics, given that when the question was asked on here a while ago what age people leave their kids alone it the bath. I was horrified people thought it was fine to leave 2 and 3 year olds in the bath by themselves without supevision. sad.gif

#24 bubbatime

Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

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This is so important.

#25 roses99

Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:55 PM

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