Infographic – How to Save a Choking Child
Choking can be one of the most terrifying situations you can find yourself in – even more so for children. It is therefore very important to know what to do if you happen to come across a young one who is in trouble.
It is easy to assume that toddlers are the highest at risk of choking. However in the UK, 10-14 year olds represent 65% of choking deaths within the age range of 0-15 years.
As the infographic below explains, there are several telltale signs that a child is choking, such as the following:
– Sudden reactions including jerking of the body, grabbing of the throat area or falling onto all fours
– The child has no previous history of illness associated with the above mentioned symptoms
– There may be small toys, sweets or other foods scattered around the child at the time of choking
Additionally, the infographic details the actions which need to be taken in the event of a choking emergency, which you can see below.
To view the infographic in its original location, please visit Aid Training (http://www.aid-training.co.uk/news/how-to-save-a-choking-child-infographic)