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When should you start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to your child who is choking?

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If the child loses consciousness, move the child to the floor and start CPR. Take the object out of their mouth only if you can see it. Never do a finger sweep unless you can see the object in the child's mouth.

From: Choking in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Choking Instruction Sheet."

National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus: "Choking first aid - infant under 1 year - series."

National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus: "Choking first aid - adult or child over 1 year - series."

American College of Emergency Physicians: "Choking: What to Do for an Infant."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 10, 2017

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Choking Instruction Sheet."

National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus: "Choking first aid - infant under 1 year - series."

National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus: "Choking first aid - adult or child over 1 year - series."

American College of Emergency Physicians: "Choking: What to Do for an Infant."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 10, 2017

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