Wishing you a Happy Easter from us all here at First Rate Training

Whilst out and about during the Easter holidays with the children, it’s a good time to brush up on the skills to help if a child is choking, just in case a piece of chocolate slips down the wrong way. Here’s what to do if a child (over the age of one) is choking.

Tip of the Month: Choking Child

A child who is choking may be clutching at their chest or neck and won’t be able to speak, breathe or cough.

1. Give up to five back blows: hit them firmly on their back between the shoulder blades. If back blows do not dislodge the object, move on to step 2.

2. Give up to five abdominal thrusts: hold the child around the waist and pull inwards and upwards above their belly button.

3. Call 999 if the blockage does not dislodge.
Continue with cycles of back blows and abdominal thrusts until the blockage dislodges, help arrives or the child becomes