The Division of Developmental Disabilities has prepared this advisory to share important information regarding choking risks; foods commonly identified as contributing factors in choking; and emergency response to choking.
Choking: (a blockage of the upper airway) is a serious risk factor for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities may have a number of factors that increase the risk of choking, including but not limited to:
Because of the risk factors associated with choking, it is critical that care givers ensure adequate supervision of persons served, and are trained and familiar with individuals':
This advisory is not intended as a sole area for information and advice. It is only to serve as information for a basic understanding of the subject included.
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Dulce Quintero, Secretary
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