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What are submersion injuries in children?

Submersion injuries are also known as drowning injuries that occur when one is submersed in liquid that then blocks the airway and prevents normal breathing. If breathing becomes difficult, this can cause problems with the brain and heart receiving oxygen from the blood. The most important thing to remember is prevention.

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