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How can I test if a small object is a choking hazard for a child?

Try to pass it through a toilet-paper roll. If it fits, it is not safe for young children.

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How can I test if a small object is a choking hazard for an infant?
American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross
Try to pass it through a toilet-paper roll. If it fits, it is not safe for infants.
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How do I give rescue breaths to an unconscious choking adult?
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Give 2 rescue breaths. Tilt the head back, pinch the nose shut and seal your mouth over the adul...
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How long should I give back blows and chest thrusts on a choking infant?
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Continue giving sets of 5 back blows and 5 chest thrusts until the object is forced out; the inf...
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How do I clear a blocked airway?
 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
The action to clear a blocked airway is an abdominal thrust, also called the Heimlich maneuver. ...
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