Child Safety - Asphyxia: Choking, strangulation & suffocation

default summary imageAsphyxia happens when someone cannot breathe properly and oxygen cannot get to the body's organs.

It can be caused by injuries from choking, strangulation or suffocation.

It is one of the most common causes of childhood deaths. Click on the buttons below to find out more:

Choking Injuries Strangling injuries Suffocating Injuries


Call 999 or 112 immediately in any medical emergency.

Learn some basic first aid skills.

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Most unintentional injuries (often called accidents) can be prevented:

Remember the key message where child safety is concerned -
Watch your child at all times, as children do not understand danger

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