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Choking in the Conscious Child

Alternate Names : Heimlich Maneuver for the Conscious Child, Obstructed Airway

Choking in the Conscious Child | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the injury?

Some cases of choking can be avoided by:

  • giving young children only age-appropriate toys
  • avoiding toys that break easily, have small parts, or have batteries
  • keeping foods such as popcorn, hot dogs, nuts, and seeds away from small children
  • keeping buttons, watch batteries, coins, rocks, and any other small household items away from small children
  • keeping strings and ropes away from small children. Never tie a pacifier with string to a child's clothing. The string could get wrapped around the child's neck.

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    Choking in the Conscious Child: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: James Broomfield, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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