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1 CHOKING First Aid for Choking Victims: The Heimlich Maneuver Click to begin

2 CHOKING First Aid for Choking Victims: The Heimlich Maneuver Click to Continue

3 SYMPTOMS OF CHOKING Inability to speak Difficulty breathing or noisy breathing Inability to cough forcefully Skin, lips and nails turning blue or dusky Loss of consciousness DO NOT DO THE HEIMLICH MANEUVER ON A PERSON WHO CAN SPEAK! Click to Continue

4 Assisting Someone Else Stand behind person Wrap your arms around the waist Make a fist with one hand Position the fist 4 inches above navel Grasp fist with the other hand Tip the person slightly forward Press hard into abdomen with a quick upward lift as if trying to lift the person Click to Continue

5 If You are Choking Place fist slightly above your navel Grasp fist with the other hand Bend over a hard surface Chair or counter top Shove your fist inward and upward Click to Continue

6 Assisting a Pregnant or Obese Choking Victim Use the same procedure as above Move the fist slightly higher then a normal Heimlich maneuver, at the base of breast bone just above the point where the ribs join. Proceed with Heimlich maneuver with quick up and inward movement. Click to Continue

7 Assisting an Unconscious Choking Victim Lower the person on his or her back Clear the air way Place the heel of the hand on the diaphragm Thrust sharply upward Make visual check If you see any blockage turn the head sideways. Reach and remove ONLY if it is dislodged and easily accessible Even if the airway remains blocked, begin CPR Click to Continue

8 Clearing Airway of a Infant Assume a seated position Place infant face down on forearm and rest infant on your thigh Using the heal of your hand thump the infant 5 times on the back Click to Continue

9 Clearing the airway of an Infant If the infant is still choking turn the child face up with head lower than trunk Using two fingers placed on the center of the infants breast, give 5 quick chest compressions Click to Continue

10 Additional Infant choking techniques Continue alternating chest compressions and back blows until the airway is clear. Call 911 After the obstruction is removed, begin CPR if necessary. If the child is over 1 year old, give abdominal thrusts only This Concludes the Presentation


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