PSV First Aid Training Course You Should Learn
What you MUST Know about OSHA
DID YOU KNOW?
- Infant Choking is a leading cause of unintentional death in children under the age of 5.
- Children under age 5 are at the greatest risk for choking injury and death.
- Toys, household items and foods can all be a choking hazard.
- The most common cause of nonfatal choking in young children is food.
- At least one child dies from choking on food every 10 days, and hundreds of children are taken to a hospital emergency rooms each year for food-choking injuries.
- Toy manufacturers label toys for choking hazards and some food manufacturers voluntarily label food products as posing a potential choking risk; however, any food can present a choking risk.
- Education regarding choking risks, precautions to take in avoiding these risks, and known life saving procedures are necessary to eliminate senseless and tragic injuries and deaths caused by choking.
- Pediatricians, family practice physicians, health care workers, parents, grandparents, day care workers, school personnel, older children, siblings, babysitters and communities as a whole play a key role in the prevention of injuries and need to share information with caregivers to identify potential choking hazards.
- The size of a young child’s trachea (windpipe) or breathing tube is approximately the size of a drinking straw in diameter. Imagine a piece of popcorn being lodged in this small area!
REMEMBER! You can be the difference a life saved and a life lost!
- Educate caregivers and the community about choking hazards and precautions to take to prevent choking.
- Become familiar with life-saving techniques such as child cardiopulmonary resuscitation( C.P.R), abdominal and chest thrusts, Automated External Defibrillators (AED) or calling for an ambulance.
- Sign up for our regular scheduled Pediatric first aid classes for a chance to acquire life saving skills that could save a child’s life when it matters the most