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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: 9/28/2011
Reviewed By: A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Clinic (7/16/2011).

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