Monday, 5 October 2015

The #Chokeables, How to save a child from choking


As you all probably know by now, my job is as a registered nurse, however I am only trained in general nursing although when it comes to choking there isn't really that much difference in the skills you need, I do think its really important that as many people as possible know how to give treatment in an emergency situation like choking and St johns ambulance are trying to help spread the word of just that.

Everyone should have the skills and confidence to know what to do in an emergency. Knowing basic first aid can be the difference between life and death – and every week they hear of new people whose lives have been saved because someone nearby knew what to do. 40% of parents asked by SJA have witnessed their own baby choke and when almost four-fifths don’t know what to do in this situation so they have made a short memorable video, The Chokeables – featuring the voices of David Walliams, David Mitchell, Johnny Vegas and Sir John Hurt – that shows people how to help a choking baby.

In The Chokeables, the celebrities take on the characters of animated objects that could potentially choke babies: a small princess toy, a pen lid, a jelly baby and a peanut. They've joined together because they've had enough and want to show how easy it is to save a choking baby's life. In just 40 seconds you can learn how to give first aid to a choking baby. 

You may well have already seen this video and you might know what to do if someone starts to choke but other people might not so its well worth sharing it with friends and family spread the word, you never know it might help you to save a life one day.




To find out more about the #Chokeables campaign and St Johns Ambulance you can visit there page here

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The #Chokeables, How to save a child from choking



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60 comments

  1. I had some first aid training a while ago

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  2. yes when my daughter was a baby

    ashleigh

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  3. I have done 2 courses but it was a long time ago

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  4. Many years ago I did have a mornings First Aid training, they come to my place of work the company I was working for set it all up.

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  5. Yes but it was about 9 or 10 years ago now so I imagine it's gone out of date! I think you're meant to update it every few years as they are always changing the rules!

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  6. I haven't but would like to in the future.

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  7. Only when I was at school,a long time ago!

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  8. no i havent but think it would be useful

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  9. no and with two young children i really should get some!

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  10. Yes a few times but not for a while as my job doesn't require it

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  11. i did a little bit when i was at a youth club years ago

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  12. I work with children so have regular first aid training

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  13. Only at school, quite a few years ago and not enough of it :/

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  14. Yes through work but I would love to do a refresher!

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  15. I had first aid training about twenty three years ago.

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  16. I used to be a St John Ambulance cadet but that was about 15 years ago!

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  17. I done it college, was a good few years ago thouhg x

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  18. I did when I was working at Morrison's probably has expired now though

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  19. Yes several times, Once at college and twice at my work place :) Very handy to learn.

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  20. No, nut I have signed up to do a course.

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  21. yes i have quite a few times in the past

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  22. I've done a few courses over the years, but not for a while now though

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  23. no never had training, but nearly did, I just ended up leaving the job that was going to send me to it

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  24. I've had a brief first aid course but I'd definitely love to strengthen my knowledge

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  25. Yes - when my children were young!

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  26. I had training while I was in cadets - Personally, I think they should make first aid mandatory in the last year of school. Far too many people lose their lives because so many don't know basic first aid!

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  27. Yes, im a first aider at work

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  28. I had training many years ago when I was in Guides, but nothing since
    Sheila Reeves @cakeReev

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  29. I'm a childminder, so I have a Paediatric First Aid training. Luckily, never needed to use it though.

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  30. No I haven;'t had any training. but read up on it

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  31. I have had some first aid training, you can never have too much x

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  32. I've never had training, though I think it's something everyone should have and I will be changing that!

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  33. yes, having 5 children i felt it was a good idea!

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  34. I had some years ago but fortunately never had to use it

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  35. I have had first aid trainin through the military but would love to do more in the normal world

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  36. yes as part of my college course

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  37. Our local baby centre ran a free session on paediatric first aid for all new parents which I took, but that was 4 years ago.

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  38. Passed a St johns ambulance course - it was 35 years ago though

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  39. Yes I was a member of St John's Ambulance brigade in Wem as a youngster, also have taken at lease two day courses since then, it is amazing how much things like CPR have changed over the years

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  40. Had first aid training at work many years ago.

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  41. Only basic training in school a long time ago.

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  42. No I haven't but know the basics.

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  43. I work at a nursery, so I had training this year. It was quite useful.

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  44. When I was a teenager yer - but my other half had a training last year with St John Ambulance

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  45. Yes - I've just completed British Heart Foundation CPR at my daughters school xxx

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