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How To Save A Choking Baby

By Penny Fraser

Take a look at this video from St John’s Ambulance, a First Aid charity in the UK. Watch for the jellybaby played by Johnny Vegas, turning from blue to red as he gets saved by the back blows.

#TheChokeables

It is such an important skill to know – one of the reasons why we run our first aid courses at HealthFirst.

Here are two (genuine) testimonials of how these kids’ lives were saved after a course:

HÉLÈNE
“After doing the course when my son was born, 5 years later this summer, I found myself having to prevent my son from choking …seriously, it was a scary business … but thanks to this course, I reacted instinctively and that made the difference.”

JOANNA
“I attended this course when my first son was only a few weeks old. We have since had our second son who will be 10 months old this week and I recently had to deal with a very scary choking incident. He couldn’t breathe and started to turn very pale. I sprang into action and carried out the simple manoeuvre on my then 8 month old and consequently the piece of apple blocking his throat popped out.

I only knew what to do as a direct result of attending this course. Goodness knows what the outcome may have been had I not been shown what to do by Dr Michelle and her colleague. I encourage everyone to do this course – it could save your little ones life!”

Here are the courses where you too can get trained and ready this Spring:

Click here for the CPR Babies & Children course

Click here for the CPR for All course

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