National Workshop on Drownings and Pulling (Rip) Currents (2018)

In cooperation with Istanbul Aydın University Disaster Training Application and Research Center, Yıldız Technical University Natural Sciences Research Center and Bezmiâlem Vakıf University Disaster Management Department and with the support of TMMOB Chamber of Geological Engineers Istanbul Branch, "Drowning in Water and Rip Currents Workshop" was held on 20 June 2018. Especially with the warming of the weather, news of drowning cases in all regions of Turkey are featured in various media. According to TUIK data, it is stated that an average of 700 people die annually due to this reason. The reason for drowning, which is an important social problem for our country, is the lack of information about swimming and the currents in the swimming area. With the workshop we held on June 20, experts on the subject discussed how to prevent the loss of life caused by this problem and suggested solutions.

In the first session of the workshop, which we held in Yıldız Technical University Davutpaşa Campus Congress Center in 3 sessions, presentations were made by experts on current hydrodynamics, drowning cases in the second session, and medical approach in drowning cases in the last session. After the third session of the workshop, to which intervention teams and non-governmental organizations such as UMKE, AKUT, S.A.B.A.H contributed by opening a stand, UMKE Teams simulated how to intervene in a drowning case and first aid applications. It was emphasized that the workshop, which was held with the participation of many institutions that are stakeholders of the subject, such as Istanbul AFAD, Istanbul Technical University, Institute of Forensic Sciences, and the Coast Guard, should be held regularly by increasing its scope in the following years.

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