The Care Inspectorate have published a new document: Good practice guidance: prevention and management of choking episodes in babies and children

They have produced this guidance to raise awareness of preventing and managing choking episodes for those caring for young children. It can happen quickly, and the effects can be devastating.

This guidance includes:
• who this guidance is for
• some advice and guidance from other sources
▪ definition of choking
▪ relieving choking
▪ food safety
▪ toy safety
▪ health and safety at work
• related Scottish Statutory instruments
• related Health and Social Care Standards
• reference documents
• web links


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