by Cristian C TB7
When airway is blocked by some object or obstruction.
How is this condition caused?
Food or other objects in the airway.
Signs or Symptoms
Person can not speak or coughs weakly.
Person may also give the universal sign for choking ( clutching the throat with one or both hands)
First Aid Procedures
If a person is coughing forcefully encourage them to continue to dislodge the object. If a person cannot dislodge the object themselves give 5 back blows. You are behind the person with your forearm across the chest and your hand on their shoulder. With the heel of the other hand give 5 back blows in-between their shoulder blades. Then give 5 abdominal thrust , have person face away from you and bring your arms around to the front of the victim and give 5 inward thrust to the abdominal thrust to the abdomen. Repeat with back blows and abdominal thrust until object is dislodged. If the person is unconscious or goes unconscious start chest compression.