Halloween Leads to Increased chance of Choking!

Kids shoveling huge handfuls of candy after trick-or-treating can lead to choking, but do you know how to help in case of this emergency?  Here are the steps for Concious Choking:

If you encounter a conscious, choking individual that is coughing, encourage continued coughing. If the victim is unable to cough, speak, or breathe, complete the following:

  • Send someone to call 9-1-1
  • Lean person forward and give 5 back blows with heel of your hand.
  • Give 5 quick abdominal thrusts by placing the thumbside of your fist against the middle of the victim’s abdomen, just above the navel. Grab your fist with the other hand.
  • Repeat until the object the person is choking on is forced out and person breathes or coughs on his or her own.

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