Conscious Choking

  • Ask, “Are you choking?
  • If a person is unable to cough, breath or speak, Activate EMS
  • Stand behind the victim with one foot in-between the victims feet and your other foot behind you.
  • Place the flat side of your fist just above the patients belly button. Grab the back of your fist with your other hand.
  • Administer abdominal thrusts, pull- ing inward and upward, until the object comes out or the patient becomes unconscious.

Special Circumstances

If the patient is pregnant or too large to reach around, give chest thrusts instead.