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Choking can result in unconsciousness or cardiopulmonary arrest. Additionally, when a child begins to choke, it’s easy to panic. We recommend that every parent take a (Pediatric Basic Life Support) training course to be prepared for choking emergency. Please check our Community Education Calendar for a course that’s offered in your neighborhood.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents be very careful when their children begin to eat table foods. Older infants and children under age four are at greatest risk for choking on food and small objects.
Small food objects – and round food – such as grapes, raisins, popcorn and hard candy, as well as chunks of meat, hot dogs and peanut butter are especially dangerous. Make sure all food is cut into very small pieces.
Small household items are choking hazards, too. Keep small toys, marbles, balloons and coins out of the reach of small children.
In case of choking, if the child cannot breathe or his airway is blocked, the Heimlich maneuver can be performed on children over one year old.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.