How to Handle Choking
What To Do Baby Choking

The Doctors demonstrate what to do if you see someone choking.

For choking adults:

  1. From behind, wrap your arms around the victim's mid-section.
  2. Grasp your fist with your other hand and press into their upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust. Do not squeeze the ribcage; confine the force of the thrust to your hands. 
  3. Repeat until object is expelled.

For choking infants:

  1. Lay child down, face up on a firm surface and kneel or stand at child’s feet, or hold child on your lap facing away from you.
  2. Place the middle and index fingers of both hands below the child’s rib cage and above the navel.
  3. Press into child’s upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust. Do not squeeze the ribcage. 
  4. Repeat until object is expelled.

Note: Don’t slap the child's back, as it could cause the stuck object to become further lodged.


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