2018 Updates

This section highlights what we have learned most recently about choking prevention and treatment… plus some important pathophysiology, discovered more than 100 years ago, but still relevant today.

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Did You Know?!

A 2013 report stated that, from 2001 to 2009, an average of 12,435 children (14 years old or younger) per year were treated in US Emergency Rooms because of food-related choking.[Ref:375]