First Aid Training – Choking – Adult & Child

Choking is a life threatening situation and happens when the casualty’s airway suddenly gets blocked so they cannot breathe normally. Their airway can be partly or fully blocked. Usually, choking in small children is caused by a small foreign object whereas in adults it is most commonly food. If the blockage of the airway is mild, the casualty should be able to clear it by coughing. Any blockage of the airway should be taken very seriously as within a short time of the brain being starved of Oxygen, brain damage can occur.

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Conscious Child Choking

If a child is choking and conscious, signs include looking panicked, blue color around the lips, and the inability to talk, cough, or breathe. The child may do the universal choking sign with hands around their throat. Ask if the child needs help. Get to the level of the child by kneeling or sitting, and raise their elbows. Place one hand with thumb tucked in against the abdomen, above the bellybutton, and grab your fist with the other hand. Perform abdominal thrusts until the object is clear or the child become unconscious. Video created by ProTrainings.

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Fainting

If there is a decreased level of consciousness, always activate EMS immediately. Reasons for fainting include, but are not limited to: overheating, dehydration, a sudden drop in blood pressure, stroke, epilepsy, poisoning, or anaphylactic shock due to an allergic reaction. Video created by ProTrainings.

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HANDS ONLY CPR training

If you every come across someone who is not breathing, the best thing you can do for them is start CPR as quickly as possible. The sooner you begin to get blood pumping around the body , the better the long term outcome for them. Dont be afraid to help. Remember Anything you can do for them at this stage can only help.

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