Stalham & Smallburgh First Responders

Choking

Video Courtesy of British Red Cross

 

 

Choking - for anyone aged over one

If someone was unable to speak, cough or breathe and had a severe obstruction in their throat, would you know how to help?

1. Give up to 5 back blows between the shoulder blades with the heel of your hand.

2. Check the mouth quickly after each one and remove any obvious obstruction. If the obstruction is still present:

3. Give up to 5 abdominal thrusts. Place a clenched fist between the navel and the bottom of the breast bone and pull inwards and upwards. Check the mouth quickly after each one. If the obstruction does not clear after three cycles of back blows and abdominal thrusts, dial 999 (or 112) for an ambulance.

4. Continue cycles of back blows and abdominal thrusts until help arrives and resuscitate if necessary.

Any casualty who has been given abdominal thrusts must seek medical advice.

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