Nurse helps choking baby

PUBLISHED: 10:41 15 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:40 06 May 2010

Claire Randall

Claire Randall

AN OFF-DUTY nurse leapt into action to save the life of a baby who had choked on a biscuit and stopped breathing. Claire Randall, 28, is a staff nurse in the children s A&E department at Lister Hospital. But she was at her home in Warwick Road, Stevenage,

AN OFF-DUTY nurse leapt into action to save the life of a baby who had choked on a biscuit and stopped breathing.

Claire Randall, 28, is a staff nurse in the children's A&E department at Lister Hospital. But she was at her home in Warwick Road, Stevenage, when her emergency training was suddenly needed.

Claire (pictured right) said: "I heard this commotion outside. I looked out of my window and saw a man holding a baby like a rag doll."

As The Comet reported last week, the baby was 18-month-old Yasmin Cox, also of Warwick Road.

Claire said: "I ran out of the house and my instinct kicked in. I gave Yasmin mouth-to-mouth until the rapid response car and ambulance came. I then dashed home and phoned the A&E department at Lister to let them know she was coming in."

Claire concluded: "I'm absolutely thrilled and delighted Yasmin has made a complete recovery.


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