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What to do
If the Person Is conscious but unable to talk:

1. Give Back Blows

• Locate the mid area of the back between both shoulder blades and give about 5 blows with the heel of your hand.

If Person is still choking,

2. Do abdominal thrusts

Provided the person is not pregnant or morbidly obese.

  • Stand behind the person and wrap your arms around the waist.
  • Clench your right hand into a fist and place above the person’s navel, then, place your left fist above it and grab your right fist with your other hand.
  • Pull inward and upward against the person’s stomach
  • Continue cycles of 5 back blows and 5 abdominal thrusts until theobject is coughed up or the person starts to breathe
  • If you can see the cause of choking, take it out of the person’s mouth

If the person is pregnant or very obese:

3. Do high abdominal thrusts

• Stand behind the person, then position your hands just under the breasts • Pull inward and uprward, until the object is dislodged

3. Do CPR, if the person is still not breathing

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