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Learn CPR, Save a Child’s Life

As the summer goes on, it’s important that we all remember to keep water safety top of mind. “Keeping Kids Safe In and Around Water: Exploring Misconceptions that Lead to Drowning,” our most recent research report made possible with support from Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen program, found that nearly 800 children die in and around […]

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Choking Hazards and Your Baby

Babies and children under age 3 are particularly at risk. By the editors of AmericanBaby.com from American Baby According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the most common cause of nonfatal choking incidents is food, most commonly nuts, hot dogs, and chunks of fruit or vegetable. Most choking deaths in children age 3 and […]

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Top 9 Choking Foods

by: Lindsay Hutton According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), one child dies every five days from choking on food, making it the leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under. The AAP is calling for the food industry to change the design and labels of foods that pose a choking risk […]

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Choking Hazard Safety

The questions and answers in this brochure are designed to help you, as a parent, make healthy and safe choices for your children. What is a choking hazard? A choking hazard is any object that could be caught in a child’s throat blocking their airway and making it difficult or impossible to breathe. What different […]

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American Red Cross Official Guidelines CPR 2014

Updated Feb 2018 Based on the latest curriculum published by the American Red Cross. (also see our current AHA CPR Guidelines ) American Red Cross. (2014, January 1). American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual. Retrieved January 28, 2015 * The American Red Cross (ARC), American Heart Association (AHA), American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), […]

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CPR and Drowning

Hands-Only CPR Is for Landlubbers. Old-style Is for Near Drownings. CPR demonstration A man performs CPR in a class from the Ozarks Red Cross. Note that his elbows are straight, not bent like they are on TV. This allows for more force as you lean over the victim. by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Although I’ve […]

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