Choking Dangers for Children

CB063903A new report indicates:

An important warning today for parents with young children. Choking remains a leading cause of injury in kids, especially those 4 years of age and younger.

Researchers analyzed data from emergency rooms across the country looking specifically at visits that involved non-fatal choking on food from 2001 to 2009. An average of 12,435 children 14 and under were treated for this type of emergency on an annual basis that’s 34 kids every day.

Candy caused the most concern, with hard candy representing over 15% of all choking episodes. Another 13% could be blamed on other candy. 12% of choking was caused by meat and 12% by bones.

There is a video of this report available from MedlinePlus, and much more information regarding causes available.

Read this in order to find out how to perform the Heimlich maneuver.

Posted by – Susan, Health Reference

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