is promoting choking awareness in parents and children.

November 01, 2013   Health News
(PRLEAP.COM) is promoting choking awareness to parents and children. Each year many children die or suffer from irreversible brain damage from blocked airway that prevents oxygen from getting to vital organs including the brain. There is so much in life that is taken for granted and unfortunately many parents are not aware of some of the dangers lurking in the family homes or on their dinner table.

According to research report, approximately 88% of the children that die from choking are under 4 years of age and most of these choking incidents take place in the home. This statistic supports the importance of parent's education about the condition, how to prevent some of the common causes and what to do if this occurs. The survival rate and quality of life depends on the immediate response. Prevention of choking episodes or hazards is best but it is equally important to know what to do in an emergency. recommends that all parents learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Parents that are aware of the choking hazards in their homes can reduce the risks for their child suffering from an airway obstruction. Children are naturally curious and young children tend to put everything in their mouth, they go through a developmental stage referred to as the, "oral stage". These children are at an increase risk of choking on a foreign object. So what are some common objects? Food is the most common cause of airway obstruction. is promoting choking awareness so parents and children can know the risks and take precaution. It does not treat or replaces medical services. is a health information website that offers current information on many health topics.
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