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Choking first aid - adult or child over 1 year - series—Part 3

Part 3


6. Grasp the fist with your hand.

7. Make 5 quick, upward and inward thrusts with your fists.

8. Alternate between 5 blows to the back and 5 thrusts to the abdomen until the object is dislodged and the person breathes or coughs on their own.

Review Date 7/20/2013

Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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