Choking for Infants update

Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 11.58.18Those of you with the Paediatric first aid book from my courses here is an update for you.

Addendum for Paediatric First Aid Handbook January 2014 edition.

Treating a choking infant

Highfield has amended its Paediatric First Aid Handbook and PowerPoint to reflect current accepted best practices with regard to administering back blows to a choking infant. It is now accepted as best practice that the first aider should be in a seated or kneeling position and the infant placed face down along the thigh.

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P 25 Treating a choking infant  (Second bullet point)

Current text:

Place the infant in a downward facing position with the infant’s head at the lowest point. Support the infant’s head by making a cradle with your fingers and thumb of one hand supporting the infant’s lower jaw. The palm of the hand supports the infant’s chest

and the trailing arm supports the infants’ body.

New text:

Place the infant face down along the thigh, with the infant’s head at the lowest point. Support the infant’s head by making a cradle with your fingers and thumb of one hand supporting the infant’s lower jaw.

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Here is a printout you can put in your book.

Paediatric_First_Aid_Addendum

 

 

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