Title

Choking in Children: What to Do and How to Prevent.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2019

Identifier

DOI: 10.3928/19382359-20190819-01

Abstract

Choking happens when a child's airway is blocked by a foreign substance that impairs oxygenation and ventilation. It is one of the most frightening scenarios a parent can imagine. It happens suddenly and can have the direst of consequences. Small objects, such as food and candy, are the usual offenders. Child-related risk factors are largely developmental due to physical and cognitive immaturity. This article describes the magnitude of the problem, delineates some of the risks, and outlines prevention. [Pediatr Ann. 2019;48(9):e338-e340.].

Journal Title

Pediatric annals

Volume

48

Issue

9

First Page

338

Last Page

338

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Airway Obstruction; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Child; Child, Preschool; First Aid; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Primary Prevention; Risk Factors

Keywords

Adolescent; Airway Obstruction; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Child; Child, Preschool; First Aid; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Primary Prevention; Risk Factors

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