Choking in the Unconscious Child
Alternate Names : Heimlich Maneuver in the Unconscious Child
Choking in an unconscious child may occur when the upper airway, usually the
throat or windpipe, is blocked by an object or irritation. A child for the purposes
of this article is 1 to 8 years old.
What are the causes and risks of the injury?
Choking is usually caused by objects that the child has placed in his or her
mouth. These include toys, candy, popcorn, hot dogs, nuts, batteries, rocks,
and buttons. Things that wrap around the neck and constrict it, such as
strings or rope, can also cause choking.