Choking Prevention Resources and Info

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Choking prevention resources  including info on and from the American Academy of Otlaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) has teamed up with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to provide valuable tips and information to prevent choking.

Choking remains a significant cause of injury and death for young children, and those under age 4 are most vulnerable. I reviewed the tips and choking information on the website and found it to be extremely valuable. Included on the choking prevention website:

  1. Prevention tips – A list of high-risk foods and tips to prevent and recognize choking are available in an easy-to-read PDF file. This will not only be helpful at home, but at any school, child care center, or play place.
  2. Latest News – In addition to the fact sheets, the Web page provides links to the latest AAP News articles regarding choking prevention. AAP News is the official magazine of the AAP and consistently provides the most recent updates in child healthcare.
  3. 3. Further Resources – The page also provides a link to read AAP’s official policy statement on choking prevention as well as a link to its parenting Website In addition to common choking hazards and how to avoid them, Healthychildren.org offers tips on what to do if a child is choking.

The groups hope that by working together they can reach the widest possible audience with this important information.

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents more than 12,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the treatment of the ears, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org.

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