Choking Prevention


The Arc of Florida has provided these training courses in an effort to assist in improving the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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The Arc of Florida: Choking Prevention Training

The following course modules were created with the goal of helping Direct Support Professionals, families and caregivers of persons with I/DD understand the causes of choking, who is at risk, how to mitigate that risk and what to do when it happens.

Please click on the links below to launch the course lessons:

How to Manage Choking Part 1

How to Manage Choking Part 2

We have created a course roster and certificates of completion for use with the Choking Prevention training. Please print and fill out after staff have taken the training courses.

Important: The Arc of Florida will NOT be maintaining training certificates or a transcript of courses taken. In addition, we will NOT have a record for future references.

Please click on the links below to download the files:

Choking Over the Age of One Protocol.pdf

Choking With Cerebral Palsy Protocol.pdf

Choking with Morbid Obesity Protocol.pdf