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CHOKING infant

UNDER 1 Year of Age

Please note: emergency procedures for a choking child (over 1 yr. of age) are different.

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Choking happens when any substance obstructs the windpipe. If the baby is able to cry or cough, usually they are able to work it out on their own.

Never pound a baby’s back when he is trying to work it out on his own.

It is when the child is unable to cry or cough and his face turns from bright red to blue that choking becomes life threatening.

STEP 1 - CONSCIOUS BABY

- Check for cough or crying
- If infant is unable to cough or cry:

1. Have someone Call for help (911)

2. Lay the child down, face up, on a firm surface and kneel or
stand at the victim's feet, or hold infant on your lap facing away from you.

3. Place the middle and index fingers of both your hands below
his rib cage and above his navel.

4. Press into the victim's upper abdomen with a quick upward
thrust; do not squeeze the rib cage. Be very gentle.

5. Repeat until object is expelled.

6. If the Victim has not recovered, proceed with CPR.

7. The Victim should see a physician immediately after rescue.

Don't slap the victim's back. (This could make matters worse.)

STEP 1 - UNCONSCIOUS INFANT

STEP 2 - OPEN THE AIRWAY

STEP 3 - CHECK BREATHING LOOK - LISTEN - FEEL

STEP 4

Repeat Until successful or until help arrives.

STEP 5


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