Chest Compressions (2 of 3) Location –Adult and child: center of chest between nipples –Infants: just below nipple line Cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths until: –AED becomes available. –Victim shows signs of life. –EMS takes over. –You are too tired to continue.
Airway Obstruction Mild blockage –Coughing forcefully Severe/complete blockage –Weak, ineffective cough –Unable to breathe or speak Common causes of obstruction –Tongue, vomit, foreign body, swelling, spasm
Caring for Airway Obstruction (1 of 5) Responsive adult or child: Heimlich maneuver –Abdominal thrusts just above navel –Perform thrusts until object is removed or victim is unresponsive. –Chest thrusts for larger or pregnant victims
Caring for Airway Obstruction (2 of 5) Responsive infant –Support infant’s head and lay infant’s face down over your forearm and thigh. –Give 5 back blows. –Roll infant face-up. –Give 5 chest thrusts.
Caring for Airway Obstruction (3 of 5) Chest ThrustsBack Blows