Fisher-Titus Medical Center helps parents prepare for childhood emergencies, including choking; and addresses child-proofing the home. For upcoming meeting or for more information call 419-668-8101 ext. 6246.
If you're having an emergency...
- Shout and Tap - Shout and gently tap the child on the shoulder. If there is no response, position the infant on his or her back
- Open The Airway - Open the airway using a head tilt lifting of chin. Do not tilt the head too far back.
- Give 2 Gentle Breaths - If the baby is NOT breathing give two small gentle breaths. Cover the baby's mouth and nose with your mouth. Each breath should be 1.5 to 2 seconds long. You should see the baby's chest rise with each breath.
- Give 5 Compressions - Give five gentle chest compressions at the rate of 100 per minute. Position your 3rd and 4th fingers in the center of the chest half an inch below the nipples. Press down only 1/2 to 1 inches.
- Repeat - Repeat with 1 breath and 5 compressions. After one minute of repeated cycles call 911 and continue giving breaths and compressions.