This is the second in a series of emergencies every child can learn to handle. Every child can learn to save the life of a person who is choking.
Recently I have heard of situations where children who were very young were able to react to an emergency situation and were instrumental in the saving of a life. In a report on CNN they listed 5 actions that every child should know how to perform that may very well save a life. Here is a link to the entire article, and a list of five emergency situations that you can teach your child how to react and possibly save a life:
- Person is not breathing
Of course this is all in addition to every child knowing how and when to dial 911. This is a skill that we can practice with our child and tell them when it is appropriate to do so. During our summer classes we will be teaching as part of our regular classes the skills for the 5 emergencies and hope that all parents can reinforce the skills by practice at home.