Drowning – Physiology to Resus!

17th April 2023, 19:00 to 20:00 BST


Using a clinical case as a springboard this webinar will take a deep dive into the physiology associated with drowning and cold water immersion, and how this relates to the clinical response, including resuscitation, of this patient population.


This webinar aims to provide the physiological basis for clinical practice with respect to the pre-hospital management of a drowned person, which may include the complication of cold water immersion.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, the participant should have an appreciation of:

  • The physiology of the drowning process
  • The physiological response to cold water immersion
  • How the physiology of drowning translates to pre-hospital clinical practice
  • How the physiological response to cold water immersion impacts on clinical practice.

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Our panellists include:

  • Prof Mike Tipton MBE, FTPS, Professor of Human & Applied Physiology, Extreme Environments Laboratory, School of Sport, Health & Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth. Co-founder: International Drowning Researchers' Alliance (IDRA).

  • Dr Paddy Morgan FRCA, FFICM, DipIMC RCSEd, Consultant Anaesthetist, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, Pre-Hospital Critical Care Doctor, EMRTS Cymru. Medical Director, HM Coastguard. Honorary Medical Advisor, Surf Lifesaving GB. Invited Honorary Member, International Drowning Researchers' Alliance (IDRA)


1 Hour

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A recording of the webinar will be made available on this page in the days following the live broadcast.

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