Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Do you know how to save your child's life?

After reading about another person's child choking (luckily she was o.k. just like Megan was) I thought I would post a link I think EVERYONE who is around children should look at, print, and put on the fridge.

If you will allow me to be on my soapbox for a moment, please remember with choking -if there is no air moving, the brain starts to die after just a few minutes. CALL 911 FIRST and get help started. Don't waste critical minutes trying to fix the problem yourself before you call. This seems like a no-brainer but in a moment of panic, even I was tempted to stick my fingers in Meg's throat (which can make the problem worse) and I've taken First Aid/CPR numerous times. CALL 911, they will tell you what to do.

Click here for more info on choking/CPR. I hope you never need to use this info.

And that is your public service announcement for today.


Kristina P. said...

Fortunately, I have to be certified in CPR and first aid for my job, adn my husband's an EMT.

How scary!

Sue said...

Thanks, Lisa. I saw your note on A Daily Scoop and came to get this information, which I have emailed to my daughter-in-law. Always good to know!