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Obstructed Airway

Clearing the Obstructed Airway

Step 1 Ask the victim if they are choking.
Step 2 * Ask if the victim can cough or speak.
Step 3 * Stand behind the victim.
Step 4 * Wrap your arms around the victim’s waist.
Step 5 * Make a fist with one hand. Place the thumb side of the fist against the abdomen.The fist is in the middle above the navel and below the end of the sternum.
Step 6 * Grasp your fist with your other hand.
Step 7 * Press your fist and hand into the victim’s abdomen with a quick, upward thrust.
Step 8 * Repeat the abdominal thrust until the object has been expelled or the victim loses consciousness. (You must say this step even if the ball comes out.)
Created by: na3