EMS Safety hopes that everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
By now you have all of your Thanksgiving plans in place - who is bringing the pumpkin pie, what time the turkey goes in the oven, what store you will be camping out in front of for Black Friday sales - but is everyone prepared for a choking emergency? While we enjoy all of the amazing dishes available during Thanksgiving, it also increases the odds that someone will choke on a piece of food.
How many people coming to your Thanksgiving dinner are prepared for this emergency?
The best emergency is the one that never happens because preventative measures were taken before the incident occurs. The next best emergency is one you are prepared to deal with. No one can afford to wait until it’s too late. Make sure your family, guests, co-workers and friends are prepared for a choking emergency this Thanksgiving by sharing the video below.
Choking Prevention Tips
- Cut food into small pieces. Cut round food in half or quarters.
- Chew food completely and eat slowly.
- Do not talk or laugh with food in your mouth.
- Protect young children from objects small enough to fit through a toilet paper roll.
- Supervise mealtime for children. Keep them at the table when eating.
- Don't drink too much alcohol during a meal.
- Make sure dentures fit well