EXERCISES, LESSON 3
INSTRUCTIONS. The following exercises are to be answered by marking the response
that best answers the question or best completes the incomplete statement or by writing
the answer in the space provided.
After you have completed all the exercises, turn to the solutions at the end of the
lesson and check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly, reread the
material referenced after the solution.
What is the meaning of the term "drown" in this lesson?
Define "near drowning" as the term is used in this lesson.
The sequence of events in a drowning or near drowning incident are as follows:
a. The victim goes underwater; as water enters the person's mouth and nose,
the victim begins to ______________ and ____________________.
b. The victim inhales a small amount of water into the _________________ and
________________; this causes spasms of the ___________________, sealing
off the airway.
The airway obstruction causes ___________________ (a condition due to
lack of oxygen).
d. Eventually, the victim loses consciousness from _________________.