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Posted on 05/30/2018 in Category 1


Chocking occurs when your windpipe is blocked with food, vomit or any foreign matter goes down into the wind pipe. Below you will find steps on how to help someone who is chocking.


  • Ask the person if he/she can cough, if he can, encourage them to do so. Do not interfere.
  • Tell the casualty to bend forward so that his/her head is lower than his chest. If he or she cough, give five (5) sharp slaps between the shoulder blades with the palm of your hand. Repeat back slaps up to 4 times if it is necessary.
  • Check inside the casualty’s mouth. The casualty can run his/her finger around the back of his/her mouth and try to hook out any foreign matter he/she finds. Be prepared to do so yourself if it becomes necessary.
  • As a last resort, if the casualty is still not breathing, stand behind him/her, clench your fist and place it over his stomach. Gasp your fist with your other hand, the suddenly pull inwards and upward.

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