Many parents find in a situation where they do not know what to do when their child has choking suffocation by choking with object or food. In the United States the percentage of such parents reaches 40% according to the research. To save the life of the victim there is a procedure that must be done.
It is the Heimlich maneuver. This is very effective, but it needs to be applied in the right way. If made with baby or child a little bigger, this technique of execution will vary. When it comes to babies, the right procedure is to put the child on the lap, with the head slightly lower than the trunk and give five firm slaps on the back (with the hardest part of the hands), roughly at shoulder.
We will give you an explanation of the Heimlich maneuver in babies:
- The victim is hold upside down, resting on the thighs.
- The back is hit by using the most salient part of the palm of your hand (up to five times) to dislodge the food or object stuck in the respiratory tract (trachea).
- Turn the baby over and apply up to five chest compressions, if the food / object permaner housed.
- The cycle is continued until the food / object is out of the airways.
The important thing for parents to know is how to apply this technique.
By disclosing and sharing this information on social networks you would definitely save a life one day.
This blog is about home treatments. With this, a specialist is not being replaced. You should always consult your doctor.