Airway Obstruction (CHOKING)

Choking is a dire medical emergency. It is imperative that the obstruction should be removed to clear the airway.

The image below shows the universal symbol for choking:

Treatment for choking varies depending on the situation. For victims who are able to cough, simply monitor the victim. Coughing is natural way of clearing the airway.

If the victim cannot breath, then we must provide the necessary care.

For a conscious ADULT AND CHILD victim, apply HEIMLICH MANUEVER

For a conscious INFANT victim, apply 5 BACK BLOWS and 5 CHEST THRUST alternately.

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If a choking victim victim becomes unresponsive, perform CPR.