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World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2015

The fifth World Conference on Drowning Prevention was organised by the Life Saving Society Malaysia during November 2015 in Penang, Malaysia.


All Abstracts can be found here

The Conference Papers were archived in the ILS Library by author, year, event. They can also be found sorted by stream underneath.

Conference Streams were:



18 The Global report on drowning prevention: Challenges and prospects for global progress
Meddings, D.
19 Drowning in a sea of publications: The state of knowledge and gaps in the 2014 literature
Franklin, R.C.; King, J.
20 Methodological Challenges in Estimating the Global Economic Cost of Drowning Mortality
Ryan, D.; Vaughan, J.
21 Review on the use of the Utstein Style for Drowning (USFD) as a tool to study drowning: preliminary results
Venema, A.M.; Absalom, A.R.; Idris, A.H.; Bierens, J.J.L.M.
22 The Use of Non-Utstein Style Drowning Terms since 2010: a follow-up study
Schmidt, A.; Sempsrott, J.; Zeigler, R.; McAlister, S.; Davison, M.
23 The Royal Life Saving National Fatal Drowning Database: An Historical Overview to Date
Peden, A.E.
24 Safety in Numbers: developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for drowning prevention programmes
Walters, T.; Vaughan, J.
25 Drowning Science will benefit from research conducted by experienced lifeguards assisted by academics - Practical example
Queiroga, A.C.; Leitão, N.; Szpilman, D.
26 Capturing and using geographically distributed drowning event data: A best practice primer
Andronaco, R.; Matthews, B.L.; Arrowsmith, C.
27 SEGMAR: a data collection system to follow as example of good practice
Marques, O.; Leitão, N.; da Silva, F.Braz
28 Lifeguard drowning Incident report form. From design to field-test and improvement
Springer, L.
29 Exploring the Use of Internet Tools for Drowning Prevention, Rescue, and Treatment
Koon, W.; Szpilman, D.; Sempsrott, J.
30 Drowning hazards on rocky coasts: A new method for quantifying drowning exposure for microtidal rock platforms
Kennedy, A.David; Weir, A.; Ierodiaconou, D.; Woodroffe, C.
31 Multicenter Drowning registry on epidemiological, prevention, rescue and life-support data
Queiroga, A.C.; Sempsrott, J.; Szpilman, D.; Bierens, J.J.L.M.; Tipton, M.; Webber, J.; Barcala-Furelos, R.
32 Role of the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education in World Drowning Prevention
Langendorfer, S.J.
33 Epidemiology of drowning among fishing communities on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda
Kobusingye, O.; Tumwesigye, N.; Atuyambe, L.; Hyder, A.; Olange, O.
34 The burden of drowning on Lake Victoria and surrounding communities in Uganda
Tomusange, M.; Bubikire, S.; Naiga, S.; Kasule, H.
35 Who rescues who: A Queensland, Australia investigation
Franklin, R.C.; King, J.; Leggat, P.
36 Children reporting rescuing other children drowning in rural Bangladesh: a descriptive study
Mecrow, T.Stefan; Linnan, M.; Scarr, J.P.; Mashreky, S.; Talab, A.; Rahman, A.
37 River drowning deaths: A systematic literature review of the epidemiology, risk factors and strategies for prevention
Peden, A.E.; Franklin, R.C.; Scarr, J.P.
38 Autonomic conflict – cardiac arrhythmias following cold water immersion and submersion
Morgan, P.; Lunt, H.; Tipton, M.
39 Fiji: review of the drowning case from May 2012 - April 2015
Philp, J.; Murray, K.
40 International Tourists and Unintentional Fatal Drowning in Australia – A 10 Year Review 2002-2012
Peden, A.E.; Franklin, R.C.; Scarr, J.P.; Legatt, P.
41 Aquatic related death and injury in Victoria, Australia
Matthews, B.L.; Andrew, E.; Andronaco, R.; Cox, S.; Smith, A.Karen
42 Statistics on drowning in Germany: vulnerabilities and solution approaches
Abouid, B.
43 Water related deaths during 2 summer seasons in Spain
Palacios-Aguiar, J.; Queiroga, A.C.; Caballero-Oliver, A.; Castillo-Obeso, M.; Barcala-Furelos, R.; Abelairas-Gómez, C.
44 Sinking or swimming? Connecting public health researchers and practitioners to design, implement and evaluate evidence based drowning prevention strategies
Leavy, J.
45 Drowning Deaths in Older People: A 10 year analysis of drowning in people aged 50 years and over in Australia
Mahony, A.; Peden, A.E.; Franklin, R.C.; Queiroga, A.C.; Scarr, J.P.
46 Classification of drowning deaths in the river basins of Parana state: probable cause, activities and locations
Schinda, M.Antonio; Szpilman, D.; Deitos, R.Antonio
47 Drowning Statistics in South Africa (2008-2014)
Sewduth, D.
48 2013-2015 Drowning data in Kenya
Kania, J.
49 10,000 failed acute rescues in water-related immersion deaths, Canada, epidemiology & policy
Barss, P.; Olsen, K.; Dalke, S.
50 Drowning risk environment and preventive practices in rural Bangladesh
Salam, S.Sharmin; Hoque, D.; Islam, I.; Rahman, Q.Sadequr; Alonge, O.; Hyder, A.A.; Arifeen, S.E.
51 Randomized controlled trial on drowning prevention for parents with children aged below five years in Bangladesh
Hossain, M.; K.C.Mani, K.; Sidik, S.Mohd; Hayati, K.S.; Rahman, F.
52 Actual Situations of Drowning of Japan
Ishikawa, T.; Kazama, T.; Nakagawa, Y.; Komine, T.; Fukushima, K.; Kikuchi, F.; Nakayama, A.
53 Does teaching children to swim increase exposure to water or risktaking when in the water? Emerging evidence from Bangladesh
Mecrow, T.Stefan; Linnan, M.; Rahman, A.; Scarr, J.P.; Mashreky, S.; Talab, A.; Rahman, F.
54 Profile of drowning deaths at swimming pools and bathtubs in Bra zil – A 9-years evaluation (2003-2011)
Szpilman, D.
55 Looking Upstream to Prevent Drowning
Wallis, B.; Franklin, R.C.; Watt, A.Kerrianne; Kimble, R.
56 Public Risk on Shore Platforms: How do Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Experts Perceive Risk on Rocky Shores?
Kamstra, P.
57 Drowning profile in the state of Parana
Szpilman, D.; Schinda, M.Antonio; Deitos, andRoberto An
58 Tracking fatal drownings in public swimming pools: An attempt at retrospective multi-scale counting within France
Vignac, E.; Soulé, B.; Lebihain, P.
59 Forecasting of drowning deaths in the area of the Office of Disease Prevention and Control 6th Khon Kaen, Thailand, 2014
Praengkrathok, S.; Phuribancha, P.
60 Analyses of drowning deaths in Brazil over the last 34 years reveal a sharp decline
Szpilman, D.; members, S.B.O.D.
61 Establishment of the International Drowning Research Alliance – IDRA
Queiroga, A.C.; Szpilman, D.; Bierens, J.J.L.M.; Barcala-Furelos, R.; Tipton, M.; Webber, J.; Sempsrott, J.
62 Flotation non-wearing and wearing in occupational boating fatalities, Canada 1991-2010
Barss, P.; Olsen, K.; Hamilton, J.; Dalke, S.


100 Preliminary findings on the utilization of playpens to prevent c hild drowning in rural Bangladesh
Islam, I.; Salam, S.Sharmin; Hoque, D.; Rahman, Q.Sadequr; Hossain, A.K.M.Tanv; Saleheen, A.; Alonge, O.; Hyder, A.Ali; Arifeen, S.E.
101 Acquisition of self-survival and rescue skills in a rural community of Tanzania
Mecrow, T.Stefan; Wills, S.; Sharif, K.; Mashed, B.
102 Life Saving and Water Safety Education Program for Children who live in rural communities in Sri Lanka
Nanayakkara, A.
103 SwimSafe: Empowering adolescents changing lives - experience from Bangladesh
Ahmed, S.Imtiaz; Rahman, A.; Hosna, A.Ul
104 Women’s participation for survival swimming teaching - experiences from SwimSafe programme in Bangladesh
Hosna, A.Ul; Hossain, M.J.; Rahman, A.; Rahman, F.; Ahmed, S.Imtiaz
105 A Multi-Station Approach to Teaching Large Scale Swim Lessons in Resource Deficit Areas - A Pilot Project in Uganda
Wilson, L.; Wilson, J.; Sempsrott, J.; White, J.; White, J.
106 Ten Years of Teaching Women to Swim in Southeast Asia
Fonfe, C.
107 The challenges & successes of mixed-gender training programmes in a conservative Muslim society
Sindall, R.; Graham, D.; Ali, M.M.; Kamal, H.Murtada; Mecrow, T.Stefan; Roberton, D.; Salih, T.
108 Stop, there’s water on the road! Developing theory-based messages to prevent people driving through flooded waterways
Hamilton, K.; Pearson, M.; Peden, A.
109 Real and perceived water competencies among Maori and Pasifika males - a reality gap in a high-risk group?
Stanley, T.; Moran, K.
110 Evolution of water safety culture in an historical developing community
Staines, C.; Ozanne-Smith, J.
111 Drowning Prevention Education in the Community – Reaching children, families and low income groups.
Dunn, M.
112 RLSS UK’s approach to Engaging High Risk Audiences in Drowning Prevention Messaging and Campaign Activity.
Hartley-Kite, V.
113 The Aqua English Project: A Proactive Solution to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Drowning Statistics in Australia
Dixon, J.; Scarce, S.
114 Bronze Medallion is an award of the Royal Life Saving Society
Finn, K.; Smith, P.
115 Implementation research for drowning prevention: learning from Bangladesh
Hyder, A.; Alonge, O.; Rahman, A.; Hoque, D.
116 Application of Implementation Research Methods to Drowning Prevention in Bangladesh: an Innovative Trial in Injury Prevention Research
Alonge, O.
117 An update on the ‘Anchal’ model for childhood drowning prevention in resource-limited settings
Rahman, A.; Alonge, O.
118 Integration of childhood drowning prevention to child health programs in Bangladesh
Hoque, D.; Alonge, O.
119 Contrasting male and female drowning risks in Sudan
Khalafallah, H.; Ali, M.M.; Graham, D.; Mecrow, T.Stefan; Roberton, D.; Salih, T.; Sindall, R.
120 From role of the searcher drowning victims lead to drowning preventing in the community, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
Punnaniti, O.; Chanchai, S.
121 Swim Vietnam - Building an operationally and financially sustainable survival swimming program through forging long-term partnerships in Vietnam and abroad
Stewart, J.; Doan, M.Trung
122 Impact of “Swim n Survive” programme for drowning prevention in India
Sharma, P.
123 Swimming for Safety: Developing a sustainable partnership platform for drowning prevention in Vietnam
Buckley, G.; Seghers, G.
124 Drowning Prevention Thailand 2014
Suvanprakorn, M.Gen Adisak
125 A Study on Differences of Survival Swimming Courses in Thailand
Schembri-Portelli, J.; Queiroga, A.C.; Dowd, J.; Ekchaloemkiet, S.; Gerdmongkolgan, S.
126 Helping Older Adults to Become Everyday Lifesavers: A social inclusion and health project for over 60’s
Birch, R.; Simpson, K.; Matthews, B.L.
127 Don’t Play in Pipes and Drains: How to target a campaign for a high risk drowning location/environment
Roberts, F.; Dowd, J.
128 A Vertical Perspective on Water Safety – Addressing effective drowning prevention strategies for people aged 55 years and over.
Schembri-Portelli, J.
129 Community Outreach Rescue Program: Utilizing Partnerships to Develop Opportunities for Youth At-Risk
Boyd, R.; Hollowell, B.
130 The Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive Fund Initiative: Reducing Barriers to Participation in Water Safety Education
Grainger, K.
131 Is the message getting across? Taking surf safety education to youth and coastal visitors in New South Wales, Australia
Willcox-Pidgeon, S.
132 Risk perception as a mechanism to inform drowning prevention in young males
Andronaco, J.; Andronaco, R.; Matthews, B.L.
133 A Response to Inland Drowning Research: An Educational Approach
Baker, S.
134 At risk populations – bringing the beach to them
Higginbotham, K.
135 A discussion on gender roles in drowning prevention in conservative Muslim society
Sindall, R.; Ali, M.M.; Graham, D.; Kamal, H.Murtada; Mecrow, T.Stefan; Roberton, D.; Salih, T.
136 SLSA PPE Project: Development of the Level 25 Lifejacket
Bradstreet, A.; Hight, N.; Brighton, B.
137 Investigating the perception of risk and coping strategies of rock-based anglers from Victoria Australia
Veeran-Colton, T.; Veeran-Colton, T.; Keenan, R.; Ford, R.; Keenan, B.Matthews R.; Ford, R.; Matthews, B.L.
138 How Ireland is tackling drowning in the nation’s most hazardous workplace – the Commercial fishing sector
Leech, J.
139 Immersion deaths among boaters wearing a flotation device: epidemiology and prevention, Canada 1991-2010
Dalke, S.; Barss, P.; Karlyn, K.; Hamilton, J.
140 Maximizing media coverage - practical tips to get your water safety message promoted by the media
Sweeney, R.
141 Twenty years of PFD non-wearing and wearing in Canada: 2000 lives and 4 billion dollars lost
Barss, P.; Olsen, K.; Hamilton, J.; Dalke, S.
142 Northern Territory Water Safety Awareness Program: 10 years of making a difference in drowning prevention in children under 5
Roberts, F.; Gawne, R.
143 A Safe Pool, A Perfect Swim – an awareness campaign that targets residential pool owners
Hawkins, R.; Lepine, F.
144 The ‘Everyday Lifesaver’ App - Using digital game-based learning to teach adolescents water safety and emergency response
Simpson, K.; Jayawardena, M.; Laird, M.; Langley, S.; Birch, R.
145 Primary Aquatics Water Safety (PAWS) Programme
Leech, J.
146 Junior Lifeguard Academy
Smith, L.; Seghers, G.
147 AUSTSWIM in India: Challenges in swimming and water safety teacher training and program implementation
Weeks, C.; Schembri-Portelli, J.
148 ASA & RNLI Partnership: Water Safety and Self Rescue
Glenn, J.
149 Barriers controlling access to private backyard pools and drowning rates in children.
Clemens, T.; Macpherson, A.
150 Situations of child drowning and Prevention by MERIT MAKER team in Surin Province
Sriwan, S.; Sakulrak, S.; Poonkla, S.; Kerdsomnuk, S.
151 Community perception of childhood drowning and prevention in a semiurban district of Cambodia: A qualitative study
Foote, C.
152 Defining Caregiver Guidelines And Supervision Requirements For Children Around Water
Carter, K.; Costache, B.
153 Is there associated with social-demographic, environmental and caring factors and children drowning deaths in Bangladesh?
Hossain, M.; Mani, K.K.C.; Sidik, S.Mohd; Shahar, H.Kadir; Rahman, F.
154 The Proactive Precautions against Drowning Taken by the Volunteer Networks in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Suwwannee, S.
155 Child Drowning Prevention: From Knowledge to Practice Experienced Implementation at Thumbon Nanual, Sanom District, Surin Province, Thailand
Malingam, J.; Pathumkwan, S.; Seechuen, B.
156 POOL + SAFE – a successful drowning prevention campaign in Brazil
Szpilman, D.; Santos, A.; de Vasconcellos, M.Barros; Harouche, R.; ,
157 Update on progress of the U.S. Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): a template for data-driven, knowledge based risk reduction guidelines
White, J.
158 Aquatic risk management and evidence-based decision making: Hunua Falls, Auckland region, New Zealand
Mulcahy, N.
159 Reducing Drowning Risk Through Inland Water Venue Selection – A Study Of Water Sports In Marina Reservoir
Tam, W.Meng
160 The Splash Patrol: promoting safety as a shared responsibility in aquatic facilities
Lepine, F.; Hawkins, R.
161 An innovative approach to drowning prevention in public & home pools using video analytics
How-Lung, E.; Karthigesu, P.; Chow, C.
162 Understanding Risk
Seghers, G.
163 Approaches and practices to minimize risk in SwimSafe – making swim training safe in rural LMICs
Linnan, M.
164 A Water Competence Index & A Competency Profile: A conceptual model
Stallman, A.Robert Kei
165 Drowning Prevention Seeders – A free web-based prevention program
Szpilman, D.; Director, S.O.B.R.A.S.A.Member Boa
166 Can you #MakeItSafe? A national public education program to prevent drowning in portable swimming pools in Australia
Peden, A.E.
167 Effectiveness of mobile SMS based intervention for children drowning in Bangladesh: study protocol of a mixed method
Hossain, M.; Mani, K.K.C.; Sidik, S.Mohd; Shahar, H.Kadir; Rahman, F.
168 STOP Drowning in Chumpolburi District, Surin Province
Chorthong, S.; Deeying, J.; Pidjayoung, P.
169 Toddler swimming and drowning prevention: in search of best practice from a Nordic perspective.
Hindmarch, T.E.
170 Role of Lifesaving Sport events as a drowning prevention tool – case study in Brazil
Filho, R.Nunes Da S.
171 Shout Throw Deliver
Nomklang, B.; Thongwilai, C.; Srikruadam, S.
172 Establishment of public aquatic facility safety standards in Kenya
Kania, J.
173 Sports strategy of the Portuguese lifesaving federation, based on water safety education, uptake and preparation of lifeguards
Tadeia, A.; Silva, A.; Anjos, S.José
174 Reconceptualising the Drowning and Injury Prevention Strategy for aquatic risk management
Mulcahy, N.
175 New science on boating behavior and risk
Bennett, E.; Stempski, S.; Chung, C.; Ebel, B.; Mueller, B.; Quan, L.; Quistberg, A.; Schiff, M.
176 Can you really swim? Study
Bennett, E.; Mercado-Crespo, M.; Quan, L.; Gilchrist, J.; Levy, B.; Williams, C.; Wendorf, K.; Gangan, A.; Lee, R.
177 Immersion deaths of indigenous peoples in Canada – epidemiology, culture, prevention
Dalke, S.; Olsen, K.; Hamilton, J.; Barss, P.
178 Pool water safety signage – A Brazilian proposal
Szpilman, D.; Director, Bof
179 Water safety certification for swimming pools – A new Brazilian proposal
Szpilman, D.; BOD, M.
180 An Effectiveness Survey Study of Marine Safety Experience Education Program in Reducing Vessel-Related Fatality
Cho, A.Ra; Lee, J.Lyul
181 Drowning prevention measures directed at a river basin: a new strategy
Schinda, M.Antonio; Deitos, R.; Szpilman, D.; Carniatto, I.
182 Thermal perceptions and breathlessness on cold water immersion; could these sensations drive instinctive behaviour?
Barwood, M.; Burrows, H.; Cessford, J.; Fraser, E.; Goodall, S.; Griffiths, S.
183 IT tool for measuring the effectiveness of preventive measures
Zalewski, T.
184 Khanongpra safety concern not drowning
Kwanjaiphutthisa, K.
185 Evaluation of Measures for the Management of High-risk Water Sources in Communities for Child Drowning Prevention in Thailand
Gerdmongkolgan, S.; Ekchaloemkiet, S.
186 Making Open Water Swimming Safe
Seghers, G.
187 “Mae Shee Loy Nam” No more drown
Suvanprakorn, M.Gen Adisak
188 Effective Prevention Measures for Reducing Drowning Cases in India
Sharma, S.
189 Human Aquaticity - Definition of the term and its characteristics - Aquaticity Evaluation Test
Vichou, V.; Varveri, D.; Sakkas, A.Giorgos K.; Karatzaferi, A.Christina
190 Drowning Prevention
Uzor, F.
191 The vaccine protects children from drowning KaoKaew Somrongong Thap District Surin
Luachalard, Y.
192 Drowning prevention education in elementary schools
Rodrigues, M.
193 Endemic study of drowning deaths in the state of Pernambuco – Brazil: support to implement more effective public prevention policies
Alves, A.
194 Drowning prevention through swimming education
Melbye, M.
195 A drowning preventative definition of swimming ability
Melbye, M.
196 Strong Community like a Life Jacket Protecting a Child from Drowning, in Prang Ku District, Sisaket Province, Thailand
Boonyen, A.
197 “Gone in 30 Seconds” - Part 5: Decoding the Circumstances of Drowning in Cinematography
Avramidis, S.; Patrinos, S.
198 “Gone in 30 Seconds” - Part 4: Decoding the Location of Drowning in Cinematography
Avramidis, S.; Patrinos, S.
199 “Gone in 30 Seconds” - Part 3: Decoding the Drowning Victim in Cinematography
Avramidis, S.; Patrinos, S.
200 “History Lessons” - Part 3: Decoding the Causes of Fatal Drowning to Historical Figures
Avramidis, S.; Patrinos, S.
66 A decade of experience in child drowning prevention in a low-in come country setting, Bangladesh: implications for other similar settings
Rahman, A.
67 A profile of survival swimming teaching programme in a low resource setting – experience from Bangladesh
Rahman, A.; Hossain, M.J.; Rahman, F.; Scarr, J.P.; Linnan, M.
68 The level of swimming skill necessary to protect children in LMICs from drowning
Linnan, M.
69 From “Swimming Skill” to “Water Competence”: Towards a more inclusive drowning prevention future
Moran, K.; Stallman, A.Robert Kei; Langendorfer, S.J.; Franklin, R.C.; Kjendlie, P.L.; Rahman, A.; Quan, L.; Bennett, E.
70 Trial of a ‘Before School Swimming and Water Safety Model’ in Victoria, Australia future
Simpson, K.; Matthews, B.L.; Birch, R.; Petrass, L.; Blitvich, J.
71 Should you leave your clothes on? Performance and thermoregulatory consequences of clothing during resting cold water immersion and survival swimming
Barwood, M.; Bowes, H.; Eglin, C.; Tipton, M.
72 A Policy Strategy for Open Water Drowning Prevention-from Planning to Action to Evaluation
Bennett, E.; Quan, L.; Williams, K.; Chung, C.; Peters, M.
73 Can a public awareness campaign change rock fishing safety behaviours?
Birch, R.; Morgan, D.; Arch, J.; Matthews, B.L.
74 "Drowning prevention– different scenarios needs customization water safety messages and actions "
Szpilman, D.; Barroso, P.; Barros, E.; Mocellin, O.; Figueiredo, J.; Smicelato, C.; Trindade, R.; Vasconcellos, M.; Schinda, M.Antonio; Villela, J.; Junior, L.; Morato, M.; Lopes, W.
75 This much? Insights into the formative research underpinning a Western Australian child drowning prevention television campaign
Crawford, G.; Leavy, J.; Jancey, J.; Denehy, M.; Nimmo, L.
76 Bronze e-Lifesaving - bringing lifesaving into the classroom for secondary school students
Larsen, P.
77 Using photography and yarning to evaluate an Aboriginal community swimming pool program in remote Australia
Juniper, A.; Nimmo, L.; Walker, R.
78 Drowning prevention in Flood – A cartoon video produced by Sobrasa e ILS Americas - Portuguese, English and Spanish language
Szpilman, D.; Barros, E.; BODSobrasa, Bof Directo; Brewster, C.; Davis, P.; Manino, L.; and, F.D.´Eramo
79 “AQUA” and “LITTLE CAPTAIN” (three cartoons for the prevention of drowning accidents of children, which can be used all over the world)
Grandi, R.
80 Study of the level of knowledge and awareness of children in Greece during the first school age (6-12 years), in the risk of drowning and the safe behavior of prevention and treatment
Terziadis, T.I.; Rosenberg, T.; Vichou, V.; Routsi, O.
81 Remote Swim & Survive: How strong community relationships in remote Indigenous communities can prevent drowning
Van Sambeek, W.; Gazzola, S.; Cook, R.
82 The provision of Aquatics Education within Primary Schools in the Greater Auckland Region
Stanley, T.; Moran, K.
83 Balanced progress: optimal protection in a drowning prevention context - a conceptual model
Stallman, R.Keig
84 Dressed to kill? The effects of clothing on water competency
Moran, K.
85 The definition of swimming ability and the curriculum
Wernesten, K.Brand Mona
86 I can swim but can I get out? The ‘exit problem’ explored.
Moran, K.
87 Is the Australian Swimming Benchmark useful for the prevention of drownings? Building an evidence-base for conditions associated with fatal drownings.
Nyitrai, N.
88 The decreasing ability to swim in children in an industrial nation – a growing problem
Muth, C.M.; Schulte-Huelsmann, L.; Mohr, D.; Jost, U.; Matthes, N.; Winkler, B.
89 Parallel Teaching: Maximizing teaching efficiency - optimizing learning effect
Stallman, R.Keig
90 Investigating youth attitudes to risk, peer pressure and alcohol through Bronze e-Lifesaving
Larsen, P.
91 Keeping Kids Afloat
O’Reilly, P.
92 A study of the barriers, motivators and high potential opportunities to substantively improve safe boating behaviours among Canadian boaters.
Byers, B.; McCullough, T.; Levitan, J.
93 Water Safety Education and Skill Building for Immigrant and Refugee Families; a Capacity Building Approach
Bennett, E.; Wong, M.; Etsekson, N.; Coleman, H.; Hoang, T.
94 PRECISE –A model of community participation in drowning prevention in Bangladesh –Implication for other Low-income countries
Baset, K.
95 International Collaboration in Drowning Prevention Research Opportunities and Challenges - BASS Child Drowning Prevention Research - Stars in Global Health
Beerman, S.B.
96 Can 3-year old children learn swimming in low resource settings? Experience from Bangladesh
Rahman, A.; Khanam, M.; Rahman, F.; Beerman, S.; Scarr, J.P.; Linnan, M.
97 Drowning Prevention in the Philippines: A Pilot Project in the Northern Philippines
Guevarra, J.; Franklin, R.C.; Basilio, J.; Orbillo, L.; Go, J.Juliard
98 Evolution of the Child Drowning Prevention Programme in Thailand
Gerdmongkolgan, S.; Ekchaloemkiet, S.
99 Child drowning is a neglected health problem in urban Bangladesh: experiencing PRECISE
Bhuiyan, A.A.; Baset, K.Ul; Talab, A.; Ashrafi, R.; Chowdhury, S.M.; Mashreky, S.R.; Rahman, A.; Rahman, F.


202 Measuring the effectiveness of preventative actions conducted by lifeguards in the UK
Dawes, P.; Vaughan, J.
203 The Lifeguard Rescue Reporting System
Fielding, R.
204 The Total Service Plan: Case studies highlight how evidence is used to shape policy and inform intervention strategies
Anderson, S.
205 Lifeguards at Hotels, Resorts and Commercial Premises: Drowning prevention and duty of care
Wilks, J.
206 10 phases to setting up a sustainable lifesaving service in a low resource setting
Wills, S.; Vaughan, J.; Mecrow, T.Stefan; Rahman, A.; Hossain, M.J.
207 Data to decision-making: a surf lifeguard supervision model for New Zealand beaches
Mulcahy, N.; Lowe, M.
208 Feasibility of Remotely Piloted Aircraft in Lifesaving Operations
George, P.
209 A Coordinated Approach to Decrease Response Times & Reducing Drowning
Kent, A.
210 The Science of Beach Lifeguarding - a new book from CRC Press
Tipton, M.; Wooler, A.
211 The History of Beach Lifeguarding
., B.; Brewster, C.
212 Public Rescue Equipment and the Chain of Survival
O’sullivan, M.
213 Surveillance Errors by Lifeguards- A comparison of Results 2007-2014: Have we improved?
Doyle, B.
214 Typology of Italian Beaches in Relation to Rip Currents (a classification of Italian beaches)
Pezzini, D.Giorgio
215 Hiring Waterfront and Surf Lifeguards: Looking back at ten years of data
Melenchuk, M.; Wagar, T.; Weigand, H.
216 Registration of medical interventions by lifeboat crews with the aim to improve the quality and effectivity of training program
van der Linden, T.; van der Ploeg, G.J.; Seesink, J.; Bierens, J.J.L.M.
217 Safer Europe by higher qualified lifeguards and Water Safety Managers - Two Projects for the European Qualification Framework
Mohr, D.
218 EQF2 Developing a European Qualification Framework for Water Safety Management for delivery in Higher Education Institutions by working in partnership
Martin, J.
219 Measuring the economic benefits of lifeguard services in the UK
Dawes, P.; Vaughan, J.
220 Effectiveness of SeaSafe lifeguarding in Cox’s Bazar beach Bangladesh
Hossain, M.J.; Mecrow, T.Stefan; Wills, S.; Rahman, A.; Rahman, F.
221 Professional rescuers vs. rescue volunteers – Comparison of real and perceived skills of CPR
Queiroga, A.C.; Farto, O.; Abelairas-Gómez, C.; Barcala-Furelos, R.
222 Fixation Errors by Lifeguards in Emergency Situations: How to improve team performance while under duress
Doyle, B.; Webber, J.
223 Drowning and First Aid Regarding the Beach Accidents of Japan
Ishikawa, T.; Nakagawa, Y.; Kazama, T.; Fukushima, K.; Kikuchi, F.; Nakayama, A.
224 Nordic guidelines for Lifeguard provision
Melbye, M.
225 Identifying a Weakness in the Drowning Chain of Survival: Is there assumption detection is guaranteed? Do trainee lifeguards and the public form an accurate mental model of drowning behaviour from current training methodologies?
Doyle, B.
226 Towards an understanding of the differences in hazard detection and associated responses of experienced and less experienced beach lifeguards
Smith, J.; Long, G.; Dawes, P.; Tipton, M.
227 Application of risk identification & black spot models which tar get behaviours that place people at risk & high risk locations
Stephens, W.; Vaughan, J.; Bradstreet, A.; Wills, S.
228 Wave height during the best days for beach attendance varies markedly worldwide - lessons for beach safety knowledge transfer
Seabra, R.; Queiroga, A.C.
229 ‘Project Blueprint’ – Researching Risk and Evidence Based Drowning Prevention Strategies
Weir, A.
230 How can lifeguards apply reasoning and decision making to work more effectively? Problem identification, diagnostic strategies, and management decisions
Szpilman, D.; Davis, P.; Schafer, V.
231 Experience Moving Water – A Rip Current Awareness Program
Wilson, J.; Schembri-Portelli, J.
232 An Optimal Design of Buoy Type GPS Drifter for Rip Current Measurements
Yang, B.Mo; Lee, S.; Suh, K.S.; Min, B.; Park, K.; Kim, S.; Lee, J.Lyul
233 Application of Warning Decision Process System for Rip Current Generation at Haeundae Beach, South Korea
Lee, J.; Lee, J.Lyul
234 The Rip Current Program of Real Federación Española de Salvamento y Socorrismo (RFESS).
De La Cruz, A.
235 The Model Aquatic Health Code - Lifeguarding and Bather Supervision
Fielding, R.
236 Do pool Lifeguards use rescue equipment in real rescues?
Brown, C.
237 Type of more frequently accidents in Portuguese indoor swimming pools
and, A.Tadeia
238 A low resource pool lifeguard programme for Low and Middle Income Countries.
Graham, D.; Holland, C.
239 Twenty years of immersion deaths in lifeguarded environments in Canada, epidemiology, policy
Dalke, S.; Barss, P.; Olsen, K.
240 Raising the Bar in Australian Water Safety - The City of Blacktown, with an electronic drowning detection system and community awareness
Edsall, N.
241 Considering an organizational and systemic approach to understand in-depth drowning accidents in public swimming pools.
Vignac, E.; Lebihain, P.
242 Safeguard Program is a training that provides safety supervision for guardians who accompany groups of young people to aquatic environments
Finn, K.; Smith, P.
243 When you lose a “ Volunteer Rescue Member” what needs to change!
Jephson, D.
244 Using Lifesaving / emergency services social media networks to keep track of and prevent drowning in the greater Durban area
Sewduth, D.
245 EQF – A cross-national approach to harmonize Lifesaving and Lifeguarding Education in European Federations
Bissinger, D.; Stoehr, H.
246 Supraglottical airway devices for rescue swimmers – is it feasible
Muth, C.M.; Lungwitz, Y.; Piepho, T.; Jost, U.; Matthes, N.; Winkler, B.
247 Surf–lifeguard physical–fitness testing: a survey of standards of ILS Federations
Martinez, C.
248 Lifeguard Medical Team Interventions in Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Dominican Republic During Semana Santa and Carnaval 2011-2015
Reyes, H.; Sempsrott, J.; Koon, andWilliam; Taylor, N.
249 Surfers as bystander rescuers in Australia
Brander, R.; Shaw, W.; Attard, A.
250 Advanced Surfing Life Support: a new course training health care professionals in drowning prevention and rescue in an aquatic setting
Elsenga, H.; Schmidt, A.; Berg, I.T.B.; Göttinger, M.; van der Schoot, D.; Farrell, T.
251 Transfer of best practices from big wave surfing to rescue services
Achutegui, J.; Achutegui, A.; Chertudi, A.
252 Drowning Prevention by the Education of Surfers: Drowning Education’s Next Wave?
Berg, I.; Haveman, L.Instructor; van de Schoot, D.; Gottinger, M.; Markovic, O.Ognjen; Kelleher, A.
253 SURF SAVE – extending the concept from Brazil to Portugal
Szpilman, D.; Leitão, N.; da Silva, F.Braz; Marques, O.; Queiroga, A.C.
254 Beach Safety Education for Primary School Students: Benefits for students, society and beach safety programs
Wilks, J.; Kanasa, H.; Pendergast, D.; Clark, K.
255 New Zealand youth surf safety knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours
Willcox-Pidgeon, S.; Moran, K.; Kool, B.
256 Develop our People
Simon, P.; Wright, R.
257 BEACH RESCUE - Lifeguarding Service, Legislation and Organization in Italy: a strange anomaly and an unacceptable gap
Grandi, R.
258 Search and rescue dogs – very useful assistants even in water rescue
Muth, C.M.; Harder, K.; Jost, U.; Matthes, N.; Winkler, B.
259 Pool lifeguards’ certification – how is the education process in Brazil?
Szpilman, D.; -of-director, B.
260 A Strategic Approach to the Placement of Support Operations in New South Wales
Hudson, S.
261 Quick response to maritime and riverine emergencies in Brazil - a diagnosis of maritime services
Szpilman, D.; Smicelato, L.Carlos
262 Rescue in Algeria: actions and perspectives
Chekroune, A.
263 Horizontal Manned Parbuckling Method - an improvised technique for man overboard.
Pimpanon, G.; Sawangwong, C.
264 Lifeguard rescue equipment operation in Bathing Zones
Springer, L.
265 Turbidity of Pool Water, An issue for Drowning Prevention in Wet Leisure Facilities?
Lamburn, R.
266 A Brazilian water safety policy for open water swimming races
Szpilman, D.; Smicelato, C.; Pedroso, J.; Mocellin, O.; Vilela, J.; Barroso, P.; Cerqueira, J.; Morato, M.; Vasconcellos, M.; Barros, E.; Braga, F.; Silva-Junior, J.
267 Rescue crafts operators – reinforcing the use of personal protective equipment
Smicelato, C.; Szpilman, D.
268 Efficiency of protection laws against sharks attacks in the state of Pernambuco - Brazil
Alves, A.
269 “THE SOURCE” Dealing with the major causes of drowning and risk management.
Ramharai, P.
270 Performance Measures for Rip Current Forecasting by Comparison with CCTV Images
Yeon, G.Student Yo; Lee, J.Lyul


273 The experience with the public health approach to the drowning epidemic in Asian LMICs
Linnan, M.
274 Coordination of the drowning prevention and development agendas
Ozanne-Smith, J.; Staines, C.
275 Development and implementation of a water safety and drowning prevention model: A case study Sri Lanka
Matthews, B.L.; Jayawardena, M.; Wijayaratne, S.; Birch, R.; Nanayakkara, A.
276 Insights into the Development of a National Strategy for Drowning Prevention for the UK by the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF)
Hartley-Kite, V.; Stephens, W.
277 Creating the National Drowning Prevention Plans, Canadian approach to this opportunity for impact
Beerman, S.B.
278 Australian Water Safety Strategy - evolution, successes and challenges
Peden, A.E.; Scarr, J.P.
279 Implementing the recommendations of the global report on drowning in low-middle income countries –experience from Bangladesh
Baset, K.; Noor, T.; BISWASH, A.; Hossain, M.J.; -Amin, A.; , ; Mashreky, S.R.
280 Developing a drowning reduction plan using the World Health Organisation 7 steps - Barisal, Bangladesh Case Study
Wills, S.; Vaughan, J.; Baset, K.
281 Stop, collaborate and listen: developing a national drowning prevention strategy in Uganda.
Graham, D.; Sempsrott, J.; Koon, W.; Henkel, S.; Kalanzi, M.
282 The Establishment of a Drowning Prevention Action Plan: Incorporating Community Ownership and Building Capacity in Northern Canada
Costache, B.; Carter, K.
283 Challenges of drowning prevention in Singapore
Tan, R.M.K.
284 Changing the Culture? A Collective Response to Reduce Drowning
Lindsay, M.; Claridge, M.
285 Insight into the success of RLSS UK in engaging central government in the drowning prevention agenda through political lobbying
Steer, D.
286 Creating a new Drowning Chain of Survival
Spzilman, D.; Webber, J.; Quan, L.; Bierens, J.J.L.M.; Morizot-Leitee, L.; Langendorfer, S.John; Beerman, S.; Løfgren, B.
287 Marketing as an educational tool - an Irish Water Safety perspective
Sweeney, R.
288 Two steps to a Swiss Water Safety Plan
Müller, C.; Brügger, O.
289 The establishment of a water safety policy body
Lindsay, M.; Claridge, M.
290 How constant engagement leads to the successful change & transformation in recognising the need for drowning prevention initiatives in Fiji
Murray, K.; Philp, J.
291 Partnerships of Presence: Unlocking Local Networks with International Lifeguards in Chile
Koon, W.; Pradenas, C.
292 The state of lifesaving in 2015: an analysis based on the content of the revised Drowning book
Bierens, J.J.L.M.
293 Role of “Instituto de Socorros a Náufragos” (ISN) in the development of lifesaving within the Portuguese-speaking countries
da Silva, F.Braz; Leitão, N.; Marques, O.; Szpilman, D.
294 Building human resource - Managing and sustaining a volunteer workforce in the 21st Century
Heard, L.
295 Developing Drowning Prevention Cooperation in a Low Income Country: A Case Study from Tanzania
Stallman, A.Robert Kei; Mwaipasi, A.Hamilton; Belela, J.; Ongala, T.; Ongala, A.; Mfaume, A.; Kiluswa, S.; Namkoveka, R.; Kiunsi, N.; Massud, J.; Ahmed, N.; Leirvaag, G.; Temba, S.; Kimimba, G.
296 Keep It Local: Micro financing Front-Line Drowning Prevention Campaigns
Schmidt, M.Duffy andr; Sempsrott, J.
297 Canadian Red Cross and Chinese Red Cross-Partnering to Leverage Domestic Best Practices in Water Safety Abroad
Paes, K.
298 Influence of national partnerships at reducing the number of coastal drowning incidents
da Silva, F.Braz; Leitão, N.; Marques, O.
299 Relevant Social and Economic Impact of Lifesaving Social Economy Organizations worldwide
Queiroga, A.C.; Martinho, F.
300 The right communication tools designed to engage the right audience
Murray, K.
301 Current State and Future Challenges of Drowning Prevention in the Philippines
Guevarra, J.; Franklin, R.C.
302 Drowning in Tourism   An Industry Opportunity to Lead the World
Fonfe, M.
303 Life Saving and Water Safety in Sri Lanka
Nanayakkara, A.
304 Preparing volunteers and beach shops to water safety for tourists on the beach
Iamsomang, K.; Jirarojwatana, S.


Pre-Hospital Drowning Resuscitation: A Novel Statewide EMS Protocol
Sempsrott, D.Justin; Sherrod, D.William; , ; Winslow, D.James “T.; Hawkins, D.Seth; LaMar, D.Heston
306 Overview of the ILCOR Process and First Aid Treatment Recommendations Relevant to the Aquatic First Aid, Rescue and Resuscitation Environment
Hood, N.
307 Lifeguards & Pool Responders Saving Lives with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) – Achieving Survival Rates of 86%
Brown, C.
308 Computer Simulation of Drowning Physiology and Resuscitation Strategies
Fitz-Clarke, J.
309 Team Focused, “Pit Crew” Drowning Resuscitation: Case Reports and a Novel Approach for Pre-Hospital Providers
Sempsrott, J.; LaMar, D.Heston; Nelson, D.; Owens, C.Jeremy
310 First, do no harm: Old and new paradigms in rescue, resuscitation and trauma prevention
Pearn, J.; Franklin, R.C.
311 Intentional Hyperventilation prior to breathhold and submersion – hypoxia or arrhythmia as the killer?
Morgan, P.; Lunt, H.; Tipton, M.
312 Shallow water blackout - risks and prevention
Pearn, J.; Franklin, R.C.; Peden, A.E.
313 Evaluation of the first 4 years of automated external defibrillat ors (AED) at lifeboats
Seesink, J.; van der Linden, T.; Bierens, J.J.L.M.
315 Comparison of supraglottic airways to standard techniques for ventilation during simulated cardiac arrest by Australian surf lifesavers
Douglas, N.; Holbery-Morgan, L.; Angel, C.; Carew, J.; Murphy, M.; Murphy, R.; Wall, S.; Hood, N.; Simpson, N.; Radford, S.; Steinfort, D.; Johnson, D.
316 Underwater resuscitation
Muth, andClausMart; DuCanto, J.; Lungwitz, Y.; Koch, A.; Kaehler, W.; Gessell, L.; Simanonok, J.; Roewer, N.; Kranke, P.; Winkler, B.
317 Effectiveness of first-aid program for drowning prevention in rural areas of Bangladesh
Hossain, M.J.; Rahman, A.; Mecrow, T.; Rahman, A.K.M.Fazlur; Mashreky, S.R.; Baset, K.Ul; Biswas, A.
318 The new 2015 ILCOR guidelines for drowning situations and the impact on resuscitation courses for lifesavers
Bierens, J.
319 I-gel supraglottic airway use in cardiac arrest secondary to drowning – a case series from UK search and rescue
Morgan, P.; Dykes, L.
320 Water Activities for Persons with Tracheostomies: A Drowning Prevention Perspective
Kublick, L.; Langendorfer, S.
321 Mobile Centre of Coordination and Pre-hospital Care: better working conditions, greater productivity, and increased efficiency of assistance
Xavier, P.; Leal, B.S.Rodrigo Go


324 Lessons Learnt to Improve Disaster Risk Reduction
Gissing, A.
325 A Case Study: A third Sector UK Flood/Technical Rescue Academy to train and support volunteers for flood rescue
Mayhew, A.
326 Flood rescue as a means to mitigate aquatic disasters
Sharma, P.
327 START method as a triage tool for aquatic disaster situations
Oliveira, Rde Barros; Szpilman, D.; Queiroga, A.; Mocellin, C.Onir
328 Maritime and Aquatic Life Support (MALS) a new paradigm in bridging the gap of aquatic emergency medical management in Thailand
Chaiyakul, C.Thanasawat; Palagawong, S.; Pimpanon, G.; Sawangwong, C.
329 Community Lifesavers Program in Santa Fe, Cebu Philippines A Proven Approach in effecting Preparedness among locals during Haiyan Disaster
Alag, L.Joie
330 Responding to floods in low-income countries: the development of training materials for rescue and humanitarian organisations
Williams, D.; Mecrow, T.; Vaughan, J.
331 Utilising a continuum of measures to reduce flood fatalities
Gissing, A.; Haynes, K.; Coates, L.
332 Disaster Resilience - A project to enhance Hotel Resilience and safer destinations for tourism
MacDougall, J.
333 Tsunami: The Ultimate Guide — A collaborative approach to online community education and disaster resilience
Anderson, S.
334 Child’s Rights to Drowning Prevention and Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction Management
Saique, R.S.W.Danielle
335 Drowning mitigation in swift water situation at Parana State, Brazil
Greinert, I.; Turra, V.
336 National Alliance for Aquatic Safety & Disaster Preparedness (NAASDIP): A Civil Society Organization for Drowning Prevention Capacity Building in Mindanao, Philippines
Miguel, C.; Miguel, G.
337 Personal Tsunami Survival Story and Proposal of the “Uitemate” (“Float and Wait”) Method for Drowning Prevention
Abe, F.; Saitoh, H.; Abe, J.
338 Can a lack of domestic water trigger an imminent drowning disaster?
Szpilman, D.