There are no special emergencies that children with cleft lip and/or cleft palate face.

Children with cleft lip and/or cleft palate may have problems with choking. Reviewing first-aid training for choking may be helpful for staff. Everyone who cares for children should receive pediatric first-aid training that includes CPR (management of a blocked airway and rescue breathing) with instructional demonstration and return demonstration by participants on a mannequin. Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers is a course designed to teach these skills.

Source: Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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