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How are submersion injuries treated?

The most important step to caring for submersion injuries is to seek emergency care and to call 911 immediately. It is difficult to predict how a person may be affected by this type of injury, and therefore it is best to have experienced medical providers evaluate and treat these patients. The treatments are varied depending on the degree of injuries and the patient's prior health status.

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