Protecting Children as Feeding Skills Develop The purpose of this brief review is to increase awareness of choking risk and foreign-body aspiration in children and to highlight important aspects of prevention and caregiver education. Food is one of the frequent culprits resulting in choking, morbidity, and even mortality in the pediatric population. This article examines the ... Article
Article  |   October 2011
Protecting Children as Feeding Skills Develop
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Donna K. Edwards
    The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • Sara Marlise Martin
    The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • © 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders
Article   |   October 2011
Protecting Children as Feeding Skills Develop
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2011, Vol. 20, 88-93. doi:10.1044/sasd20.3.88
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2011, Vol. 20, 88-93. doi:10.1044/sasd20.3.88

The purpose of this brief review is to increase awareness of choking risk and foreign-body aspiration in children and to highlight important aspects of prevention and caregiver education. Food is one of the frequent culprits resulting in choking, morbidity, and even mortality in the pediatric population. This article examines the scope, intricacy, and complexity of reducing choking risk in the pediatric population and areas for further investigation to enrich evidence-based practice to enhance safety during feeding.

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