Paramedic shares the simple reason why you should never put your fingers in a choking child’s mouth
- The reason not to stick your finger down the throat of a choking child has been shared
- Sticking your fingers down your throat can push the object down your airway.
- Instead, back blows and chest thrusts should be used to dislodge the object.
- Tiny Hearts Foundation shared a video explaining the important fact
A paramedic has revealed why you should never put your fingers down a choking child’s throat through an informative demonstration.
Tiny Hearts Foundation founder and paramedic Nikki Jurcutz shared the video on TikTok to let people know about the little-known fact.
“Pulling the food out with your fingers could push it further down,” he explained, making it even more difficult to rescue the distressed child.
Instead, back blows and chest compressions are the only option that can be given to the child, and they are very effective if done correctly.
You should not stick your finger down the throat of a choking child, as this could push the object further into the child’s airway. Instead, back blows and chest compressions should be performed on the child.
This tube is about the size of a child’s airway. If your little one has a complete blockage, he can’t get air in or out,” explained Ms. Jurcutz during the demonstration.
Pulling it out with your fingers could push it further down.
“Back blows and chest thrusts are your only option and they are very effective when done correctly.”
The followers of the Tiny Hearts Foundation appreciated the information shared.
“This is a great demonstration of why this is the best method, thanks,” said one follower.
‘For the first time, I have clearly understood the required maneuver, thanks to this brilliant demonstration. Thank you,’ said another.
“I am a nurse and this is the best representation I have ever seen,” one woman added.
The Little Hearts Foundation supporters were very appreciative of the advice, ‘for the first time, I have clearly understood the required maneuver, due to this brilliant demonstration. Thank you’
Others expressed their deep fear of choking and their own trauma from it.
“Once I choked for two seconds. Honestly, it was traumatic enough. I felt panic and fear wash over me. Always cut food for the kids,” said one TikTok user.
Another user advised people to always cut fruit: ‘quarter small whole foods, quarter and quarter lengthwise. You can get away with half of most blueberries and raspberries.