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Choking baby or child

Would you know how to act in case of choking in a baby or child?

In the year 2017, 2.336 people died in Spain because of a choking. Let's keep in mind that due to traffic accidents were 1.943 people.

The best way to help someone who is suffering from choking is known as Heimlich maneuver.

We should all know how this maneuver is performed, from our courses, oriented both to first aid in companies o individuals, you can learn this and many other techniques.

90% of these cases of choking that occur in our country, occur in people over 65 years who suffer from dysphagia, which is a difficulty in swallowing symptoms of other diseases or having previously suffered a stroke.

But we can't forget the little ones. Choking in infants and young children is among the three most common deaths in childhood.

Among the most dangerous foods for children, we find hard candies, and behind to treats with consistencies.

Let's not forget that many chokes are caused by objects and not being able to eat food, such as canines or small parts of toys.

From our courses we also teach you to perform the Heimlich maneuver as well as CPR in children and babies.

What to do before the choking of a baby? 

  • Hold the baby face down on the forearm, holding the baby's head at all times.
  • Give 5 claps between the baby's shoulder blades with the base of the palm.
  • If still, the object that the baby has swallowed does not come out, the baby is turned over and five compressions are applied with both fingers on his chest.
  • We must alternate these two techniques, compression and slapping until the baby can eject the object that has been swallowed
  • If the baby loses consciousness, we must begin CPR.



What to do before the choking of a child?  

  • Be clear if the child is choking.
  • Kneel behind the child and roll it with your arms so that your hands are on the front of your body.
  • Make a fist with your hand and place your thumb slightly above the navel.
  • Grasp the fist with the other hand and perform quick compressions up and into the child's stomach.
  • Follow the instructions until the object is ejected and until the child can breathe, cough or cry.
  • If the child loses consciousness, perform CPR.


What do both circumstances have in common?

If we fail to arrive in time to get that object from the child or the baby. You will lose consciousness and we will have to apply CPR.

For this reason, from Lifeguard Project, we attach so much importance to the mass learning of CPR.

It should be taught in all schools, for this reason, we have a solidarity initiative, to which we have given the name of "Lifeguard Bracelets". Through this, you can get a free defibrillator, simply with the participation of students, teachers and family. We send some bracelets to the center and it sells them for € 3. With the money raised they have the possibility of getting rewards, such as a free defibrillator or training in SVP for teachers. 

Many have already been schools who have managed to protect themselves without cost throughout the Spanish geography.

Do not miss the opportunity to do it, Together we save lives!

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