Choking occurs when the airways get blocked as a result of inhaling something accidentally. Food, sweets and small objects such as Lego and tops of pens are common causes of choking.
Symptoms of choking include:
Please note: Do NOT attempt abdominal thrusts on infants under the age of 1. Please use chest thrusts instead. To perform chest thrusts place two fingers in the centre of the infants chest on the bone (sternum) and push down sharply.
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