Analysis of swimming pool accidents resulting in spinal cord injury

Barth A Green, M. A. Gabrielsen, W. J. Hall, J. O'Heir

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Abstract

This paper is a summary of a study of 72 cases of swimming-pool accidents resulting in serious injuries with the potential of permanent disability. Sixty-four of the 72 cases resulted in spinal cord injuries, 57 of which involved quadriplegic lesions. The authors observed that the majority of these injuries resulted from a lack of good judgement and common sense rather than from intoxication or pool structural deficiencies. Also of note was the lack of appropriate first-aid and extrication rendered, as well as the absence of uniform treatment and care received by the majority of the patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-100
Number of pages7
JournalParaplegia
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Swimming Pools
Spinal Cord Injuries
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Wounds and Injuries
Social Justice
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Green, B. A., Gabrielsen, M. A., Hall, W. J., & O'Heir, J. (1980). Analysis of swimming pool accidents resulting in spinal cord injury. Paraplegia, 18(2), 94-100.

Analysis of swimming pool accidents resulting in spinal cord injury. / Green, Barth A; Gabrielsen, M. A.; Hall, W. J.; O'Heir, J.

In: Paraplegia, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.01.1980, p. 94-100.

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Green, BA, Gabrielsen, MA, Hall, WJ & O'Heir, J 1980, 'Analysis of swimming pool accidents resulting in spinal cord injury', Paraplegia, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 94-100.
Green BA, Gabrielsen MA, Hall WJ, O'Heir J. Analysis of swimming pool accidents resulting in spinal cord injury. Paraplegia. 1980 Jan 1;18(2):94-100.
Green, Barth A ; Gabrielsen, M. A. ; Hall, W. J. ; O'Heir, J. / Analysis of swimming pool accidents resulting in spinal cord injury. In: Paraplegia. 1980 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 94-100.
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