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David Szpilman

Medical Director of Brazilian Life Saving Society, Hospital Sobrasa, Teixeira de Freitas, Brazil


Graduated in medicine in 1982, worked from 1990 to 2010, as a doctor with lifeguards at the Drowning Resuscitation Centre (Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro). This Centre is a pre-hospital emergency facility at the Rio de Janeiro Beaches, specially developed in the 60 to deal with aquatic emergencies. The reference hospital for trauma is his other job (Former Head at the Adult Intensive Care Unit for 12 years – Municipal Miguel Couto Hospital), which allows him to follow up all the occurrences since pre to hospital care.

Challenges and Feasibility of Applying Reasoning and DecisionMaking for a Lifeguard Undertaking a Rescue Research

In areas where lifeguard services operate, less than 6% of all rescued persons need medical attention and require CPR. In contrast, among areas where no lifeguard services are provided almost 30% require CPR. This difference indicates the importance of the lifeguard is. Lifeguard work requires effective problem identification, diagnostic strategies... Read More»

David Szpilman, Billy Doyle, Jenny Smith, Rachel Griffiths and Mike Tipton

Research Article: Int J Emerg Ment Health 2017, 19: 379

DOI: 10.4172/1522-4821.1000379

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