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If the patient is coughing or can speak – do nothing.

infant choking
Infants:
  • Place child over your arm, with head lower than body
  • Deliver four back blows
  • Follow with chest thrusts
  • If unsuccessful, repeat

Choking Sign

A choking patient could collapse in one minute and might die without your help.

choking-patient

Choking patients cannot speak to you; learn this sign for choking – and watch for it.

If the patient is coughing or can speak – do nothing.

If they cannot breath or speak to you, take action:

  • Reassure the patient
  • Support his or her body
  • Landmark and apply abdominal thrusts
  • Repeat until the object is expelled