THE CHOKING GAME

          

             Yesterday’s post was about choking and the Heimlich maneuver, but there is another way that teenagers, in particular, are choking themselves.  It is absolutely abhorrent that children are playing a game called the “choking game”.  This activity involves intentionally trying to strangle oneself or another, using hands or some sort of noose to briefly achieve a euphoric state.  The “game” can cause seizures, headaches, bone breaks and brain Continue reading

CHOKING AND THE HEIMLICH MANEUVER

           Choking is a blockage of the upper airway by food or other objects.  This blockage prevents a person from breathing effectively and complete blockage of the airway can lead to death.  When the airway is completely blocked, oxygen cannot enter the lungs.  The brain is extremely sensitive to this lack of oxygen and begins to die within four to six minutes.  It is during Continue reading