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Airway Obstruction

A Primer for Preschooler Safety
Your little ones can learn a lot about safety if you take some time to teach them. Here's an ABC that you and your children can recite together.
Airway Obstruction: Prevention
Because most accidental child strangulations, chokings, and suffocations occur in the home, it's important to carefully childproof your residence.
Airway Obstruction--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Choking hazards in the home: round, firm foods such as grapes and popcorn, and small nonfood items such as coins, balloons, and marbles.
Airway Obstruction--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
Children at highest risk for all forms of airway obstruction are age 4 or younger. Youngsters who sleep in adult beds are also at increased risk for airway obstruction.
Emergency Contact Information
In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That's why it is crucial to complete the information in this form for each member of your household.
How to Help a Choking Child
One minute you and your child are laughing at the dinner table. The next minute the child is choking. Here's what you should do.
 
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