The National Safety Council is encouraging the distribution of warning signs to identify whether individuals are choking, especially young children. Choking first aid instructions and recognition of warning signs can mean the difference between life and death. Food and small objects are particularly hazardous for young children.
Choking Warning Signs
- Difficulty breathing
- Weak cough or crying
- Blush tint to the skin
- Lapse of consciousness
- High pitched noises during inhalation
Choking first aid instructions
are available on handy posters that help to identify and aid a victim. These illustrated, step-by-step instructions are handy for anyone caring for children, the sick, and the elderly and should be available in all public places.