First aid emergency: How to deal with a choking infant

Mike Dennis
Posted by Mike Dennis

Date: Thursday, 04 August 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies

How to treat a choking infant

Choking is the third most common form of infant death in the UK, taking the lives of approximately 24 children under the age of 5 a year in England and Wales. Within a matter of minutes, a child deprived of oxygen can experience brain damage or worse – death, therefore it is important to take action and fast.

So, what can we do to help prevent it? The best starting point is to make sure these kinds of objects are kept well out of your child’s reach.

The infogram below has all the information you’ll need to treat a choking infant. Follow the clear, easy steps to help you feel confident enough to handle the situation effectively.

Whether you have first aid training or not, it's always useful to know how to act when a medical emergency occurs so you can be confident the casualty is being looked after - even if it's whilst waiting for an ambulance to arrive. First aid tips and advice can be a great way to ensure you know how to act should a medical emergency even occur.

For more information, contact imperative training via their website or call 0845 071 0820.