Safety

Choking Prevention and First Aid for Infants and Children

Make it a point to learn the instructions on pages 2 and 3 of the handout. Post the chart in your home. However, these instructions should not take the place of an approved class in basic first aid, CPR, or emergency prevention. Contact your local American Red Cross (www.redcross.org) or the American Heart Association (www.heart.org) to find out about classes offered in your area. Most of the classes teach basic first aid, CPR, and emergency prevention, along with what to do for a choking infant or child. Your child’s doctor also can help you understand these steps and talk with you about the importance of supervising mealtime and identifying dangerous foods and objects.

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