New (AAP) American Academy of Pediatrics revised updated 2019 policy statement :
There has been much misinformation circulated in recent years regarding dry drowning and secondary drowning. Pediatricians should educate caregivers that dry and secondary drowning are not medically accurate terms. Pediatricians can address parental concerns by providing reassurance that nonfatal or fatal drownings do not occur at a later time in patients with no prior symptoms.
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT ARTICLES/LINKS BELOW
#1/ Drowning Lit – A story about “Dry Drowning” and how Doctors should always update thier information.
#2/ SAI describes use of terms; Near, Delayed, Dry and Secondary Drowning.
#3/ KidNurse.com describes and faults of the terms; Dry, Delayed, Near and Secondary Drowning.
#4/ Why ER Doctors Want to Banish the Term ‘Dry and Secondary Drowning’.