Course Directors

Brian F. Mandell
Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Center for Vasculitis Care and Research
Editor-in-Chief, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Education Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Pelin Batur
Pelin Batur, MD, FACP, NCMP

Education Director, Primary Care Women's Health
Cleveland Clinic Independence Family Health Center
Independence, OH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Craig Nielsen, MD

Associate Professor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Internal Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Kristi Thomsen

Executive Editor
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


David Szpilman, MD

Medical Director of Brazilian Lifesaving Society (SOBRASA)
Rio de Janeiro Municipal Civil Defense
Drowning Resuscitation Centre
Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro (CBMERJ), Retired
Co-founder, International Drowning Research Alliance (IDRA)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Justin Sempsrott, MD

Executive Director, Lifeguards Without Borders
Kuna, ID
International Drowning Research Alliance (Co-founder, USA)

Jonathon Webber, RN

Honorary Lecturer
Department of Anaesthesiology
The University of Auckland
New Zealand
International Drowning Research Alliance (Co-founder, New Zealand)

Seth C. Hawkins, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
Director, Lifeguards Without Borders
Affiliate, International Drowning Research Alliance (USA)
Medical Director, Starfish Aquatics Institute
Co-author, Wilderness Medical Society
Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Drowning

Roberto Barcala-Furelos, PhD

Faculty of Education and Sports Sciences
University of Vigo
Pontevedra, Spain
University of Santiago de Compostela
International Drowning Research Alliance (Co-founder, Spain)
REMOSS Research Group

Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH

Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
Co-founder, Lifeguards Without Borders
Honorary Member, International Drowning Research Alliance (USA)

Ana Catarina Queiroga, PhD

EPI-Unit, Instituto de Saúde Pública
Universidade do Porto
Porto, Portugal
International Drowning Research Alliance (Co-founder, Portugal)

Accredited by

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education

Course Description

Learning Objective
Readers will adopt medically sound terminology when discussing drowning with patients and the media.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2018-Jul-01
Expiration Date:2019-Jun-30
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:No

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