- Type: First-Aid Devices
Instrument classification: Class I
Power Source: Manual
After-sale Service: Online technical support
Categories: Intubation manikin
Customers: Medical School Students
Material: Advanced PVC
Tips on helping a choking child
- If you can see the object, try to remove it. Don’t poke blindly or repeatedly with your fingers. You could make things worse by pushing the object further in and making it harder to remove.
- If your child’s coughing loudly, encourage them to carry on coughing to bring up what they’re choking on and don’t leave them.
- If your child’s coughing isn’t effective (it’s silent or they can’t breathe in properly), shout for help immediately and decide whether they’re still conscious.
- If your child’s still conscious, but they’re either not coughing or their coughing isn’t effective, use back blows.
Respiratory distress, which accounts for 10% of visits to the paediatric emergency department, is more common in children than in adults because of their unique anatomic and physiologic features. Even with partial airway occlusion, symptoms can be severe. Patients typically present with tachypnoea, stridor, and grunting, although infants with complete obstruction may have apnea, and their condition can deteriorate quickly to cardiopulmonary arrest
Five common causes of airway obstruction:
Tongue-Related Airway Obstruction