Four-year-old girl choked to death in Costco, how to save it in golden 5 minutes

Costco's classic hot dog set has always been loved by everyone. Since its first launch in 1984, the price of Costco's hot dog set has remained at $1.5. , a hot dog and a drink can be a full meal.

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And who would have expected that such a popular product would have a safety hazard. A four-year-old girl got her organ stuck while eating a hot dog at Costco, and unfortunately choked to death...


Four-year-old girl chokes to death on hot dog

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Just last Sunday, coordinates a Costco in Kennewick, Washington,A 4-year-old girl choked on a Costco hot dog while chewing on it, causing her organ to choke and die.

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As it happened, onlookers witnessedsuffocation of little girl,theyCPR was attempted on the little girl and an automated external defibrillator was used as paramedics arrived to clear the blockage from her mouth, and immediately rushed her to a local hospital,In the end, the rescue was unsuccessful, and she died of suffocation.

This incident happened only a few days before the girl's fifth birthday, which is very regrettable...

According to Coroner Bill Leach:The little girl died of suffocation, there were many witnesses around, and the emergency center tried to rescue her, it is really heartbreaking...

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Golden 5 minutes, how to first aid

In fact, it is not uncommon to choke on food.

A well-intentioned netizen immediately pointed out:To popularize the Heimlich first aid method, you need to care more about children. Maybe you can’t find anything wrong when you look down at your phone. Sometimes it’s hard to tell when she’s choking, because she can’t make a sound, she just presses her neck

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The captain must give everyone science popularizationHeimlich's first aid method, in the golden 5 minutes when a person is stuck due to a foreign body, must be used for self-rescue or other rescue.

Heimlich's first aid is a first aid method for choking.It is used when a person cannot breathe because food, toys, or other foreign objects block the throat or windpipe.The Heimlich first aid is also known as the abdominal thrust.It can be used in different ways for adults and children.

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When should Heimlich's first aid be used?

  • If a person is conscious but choking, you should use Heimlich's first aid.
  • Do not try Heimlich's first aid if a person is able to speak, cough, or breathe.Encourage the patient to continue coughing.Sometimes a sharp cough can clear the foreign body.Only perform Heimlich first aid if the person's life is in danger.

To perform the Heimlich Maneuver, follow these steps:

  • Stand behind the patient and wrap your arms around their abdomen.
  • Make a fist with one hand and make a tight fist with the other.
  • Place the thumb side of the fist just below their ribcage and about two inches above their belly button.
  • Push your hands inward and upward five times quickly.
  • This process is repeated until the object is released (moved) or the person loses consciousness.If the person is unconscious, start CPR.

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Heimlich first aid can be performed on children.If the child is younger than 5 years old or weighs less than 45 pounds, the approach should be changed slightly.The rescuer should kneel behind the child and be at their height.They should then use lighter thrusts than would be required with typical Heimlich first aid.The Heimlich Method is not recommended for infants 12 months or younger.

So, as a parent, you must pay more attention to what things cannot be given to young babies.

Which foods may cause young children to get stuck in the throat

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infants under the age of 1 have the highest rate of choking.

The following foods are considered by the American Academy of Pediatrics to be likely to get stuck in infants and young children.When feeding infants and young children, parents must cut or smash it. 

common Chinese foodTangyuan, Tofu, Glutinous Rice DumplingsAlso be extremely careful.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics also lists the entire table, the following foods are at the highest risk and should not be eaten by children under the age of 4:

  • whole nuts:Almonds, peanuts, cashews, etc. are difficult to chew and may have sharp edges.Avoid using.
  • Whole Grapes:Whole grapes are another round food that has the potential to get stuck in a young child's throat, so cut them vertically in half or quarters for easy chewing.
  • Popcorn:The kernels of popcorn are difficult to chew fully and are very dry, both of which make it difficult for children to chew and swallow effectively.
  • Sticky and hard foods (such as candy and gum):Gummy candies, some gummy vitamins, toffee, gum, etc. are really hard to chew and should be avoided.Also avoid hard candies that require sucking, as young children may swallow them whole.
  • Nut Butter Peanut Butter:Avoid giving a spoonful of nut butter directly to young children because it can be difficult for young children to move the nut butter in their mouths.
  • Meatloaf:Chunks or thin slices of steak, chunks of roast chicken or turkey can be tough to chew, even for adults.Try chopped or ground and cooked meat, or softer meatballs.

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In addition, parents also need to pay attention👇🏻
  • Keep an eye on your child while eating and playing
  • Keep dangerous toys, food and household items out of reach
  • Learn how to provide early treatment for choking children
  • Make sure your child eats at the table, or at least sits down.Do not run, walk, or lie down while eating.
  • Meal time needs to be under adult supervision.Older siblings often don't know which foods might cause a younger sibling to choke.Many choking accidents happen when older siblings feed younger children dangerous foods.
  • Learn CPR and first aid for choking.

Hope similar tragedies don't happen again!


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