Helping a Choking Adult

Helping a Choking Adult

Choking sometimes called an airway obstruction, is when an object prevents a person from getting the air needed. Back blows are the first step to helping someone dislodge something from their throat followed by abdominal thrusts. Abdominal thrusts are also called the...
Helping a Choking Child

Helping a Choking Child

With a child choking, assess the situation to determine what is causing the obstruction, then proceed with 5 back blows and 5 abdominal thrusts. Perform this on a conscious child similarly to what you would do with an adult only with less force. If the child becomes...
Helping a Choking Infant

Helping a Choking Infant

Dealing with a choking infant requires assessing the situation to determine what is causing the obstruction, then proceed with 5 back blows and 5 chest thrusts. This is to be performed on a conscious child. If the choking infant goes unconscious, begin infant CPR....