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Key Facts Related to Choking and Drowning

Below mentioned are some of the important facts and stats related to choking and drawing, have a look:

Facts about choking

  • More than 90% of deaths from foreign objects occur in children younger than 5 years old. 65% of them are infants

  • In the year 2000, around 160 children ages 14 years or younger died from an obstruction of the respiratory tract due to inhaled or ingested foreign bodies

  • Liquids are the most common cause of choking in infants.

  • For every choking related death there are more than 100 visits to U.S. emergency departments.

  • In the year 2001, 10.5 % of children treated in the emergency department for choking episodes were admitted to the hospitals.

  • Coins were involved in 18% of all choking related emergency department visits for children ages 1-4 years.

Facts about drowning

  • In the year 2005, of all children 1-4 years old who died, almost 30% died from drowning.

  • Children can drown in as little as 1 inch of water

  • Drowning victims who are rescued from the water need immediate CPR before the paramedics arrive.

  • Drowning is not seasonal. It occurs year round. 70% of the time within homes

You can enhance the survival chances of choking and drowning victims by perfuming an immediate CPR. However, you must be trained to do so. Join a CPR training program at Adams Safety Training center and become proficient in this life saving technique.



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