11th June 2018
NHS doctor and television presenter Dr Ranj gives advice
on family first aid in emergencies, including CPR, severe bleeding and what to do if somebody is choking.
Choking is a common occurrence, especially in small children who often put things in their mouths. Signs that your little one could be choking include coughing, struggling for breath and pointing to their throat. If you act quickly you can easily sort this out.
Note: always make sure anyone who has been significantly choking is checked over by a medical professional, especially if you have had to use chest or abdominal thrusts.
Injuries on holiday are no surprise but if someone has a serious wound bleeding heavily:
Adults collapse for many reasons, sometimes indicating issues with the heart, whereas children are more likely to collapse due to a breathing problem.