Choking in the Conscious Child
Alternate Names : Heimlich Maneuver for the Conscious Child, Obstructed Airway
Choking in a conscious child may occur when the upper airway, usually the
throat or windpipe, is blocked by an object or irritation.
What are the causes and risks of the injury?
Choking is usually caused by things that the child has placed in his or her
mouth. These include toys, candy, popcorn, nuts, batteries, rocks, and buttons.
Things that can wrap around the throat and constrict it, such as string or rope,
can also cause choking.