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  • How one reacts in the first 5 minutes of a crisis is crucial because the average ambulance response time in the United States is from 6 to 15 minutes
  • Drowning isn't seasonal; it occurs year round, 70% of the time within homes
  • Children can drown in as little as 1 inch of water
  • Brain damage will most likely occur in a child due to oxygen loss after 5 minutes and brain death occurs after 6 minutes
  • Children'sbodies respond much quicker to CPR due to size and weight
  • If you only retain 20% of a maneuver and apply that to a child in crisis you have an 80% chance of saving their life
* Doing something is better than doing nothing!
  • Choking is the leading cause of accidental death among infants under age
  • Always watch children when they are eating or playing.
  • If a child is under 3, do not let him or her eat small, round or hard food. Never leave a child unattended in a high chair.
  • Read any warnings on toys or games. Look for small parts that can choke children. Cut food into fourths.
  • Babies should be put to sleep on their backs.
  • Keep soft things out of the place where an infant sleeps.
  • Check floors and low places for small objects like buttons, beads, marbles, coins, pins and stones.
  • Put all plastic wrappings or bags where children can't reach them.
  • Blowing up balloons is one of the leading causes of choking related injuries.
  • Check recycled toys for damaged parts.
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