Childcare Breathing Problems

First Aid Management: Hyperventilation

Hyperventilation is breathing too quickly or too deeply, resulting to more exhaling than inhaling. Respiration consists of a healthy balance between inspiration of oxygen and expiration of carbon dioxide and when one hyperventilates, this often leads to low levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood. The rapid decrease in carbon dioxide level in the …

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Airway Obstruction In Children, Part 2 of 2

In the previous post, we have discussed the incidence, mechanism and common causes of airway obstruction in children, and an overview on how to prevent such emergencies. In this second part, we will learn specific recommendations on how to prevent or minimize the risk of airway obstruction. Here are some safety recommendations for preventing choking, …

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Airway Obstruction In Children, Part 1 of 2

[ditty_news_ticker id=”707″] Airway obstruction is one of the leading causes of unintentional deaths and serious injury among very young children under 1, as well as children under 4. When the airway is blocked, either partially or completely, oxygen cannot enter the lungs and vital body organs, particularly the brain and the heart, are deprived of …

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