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Choking first aid - adult or child over 1 year - series—Part 5

Heimlich maneuver on conscious child

Overview

5. Grasp the fist with your hand.

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

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

Review Date 1/12/2019

Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Attending Physician at FDR Medical Services/Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Buffalo, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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