Dr. Andrew Schmidt




United States of America



University of Florida-Jacksonville, Lifeguards Without Borders, Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue



Andrew initially had 10 years of experience as an ocean lifeguard and then went on to medical school. Completing his residency in Emergency Medicine, his current focus is on prehospital care. My primary research and teaching interests are drowning resuscitation and lifeguarding.


Selected Publications


Schmidt AC, Sempsrott JR, Hawkins SC, Arastu AS, Cushing TA, Auerbach PS. Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment and Prevention of Drowning: 2019 Update. Wilderness Environ Med. 2019 Oct 25.


Szpilman D , Sempsrott J, Schmidt A. Drowning. BMJ Best Practice. Nov 2017.  http://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/657.