Most parents whose children have recovered from a choking episode state that they had “no idea” that the foreign body was a potential choking hazard. A danger that lies somewhat under the radar, choking and suffocation is responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one in Canada.1

With the aim of promoting greater education around choking prevention, the BC Children’s Hospital and UBC have recently launched a new website for children in schools and the adults who care for them. Available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin (with more translations to come), the Be Smart, Don’t Choke website covers the most common choking hazards, different types of choking, family stories, and how to save lives.

Check out this great resource today and pass it along:

  1. Child and youth injury prevention: A public health approach