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Choking

Choking happens when a


person cannot breathe
properly because an object
sticking at the back of throat
may either block the throat
or cause a spasm

Sign and symptoms


Difficulty in speaking and breathing
Cyanosis (bluish color) of face, lips or
tongue
Casualty points to throat or grasps
neck
Unconsciousness

FIRST AID
Reassure the casualty
Give 5 sharp blows to his back between
shoulder blades with flat of your hand

5 Back Slaps

5 Abdominal Thrust
If it fails, try 4 to 5 abdominal thrusts
If it fails, casualty may become
unconscious

5 Abdominal Thrust

FOR A CHILD
Place the child over your knee, head
down, slap between shoulder blades
If it fails, give 5 chest thrusts
If this fails, use abdominal thrusts only if
you are trained to do so on a child.
Otherwise begin resuscitation

First Aid for a Child

FOR A BABY
Lay the baby along your forearm, slap him
between shoulder blades using less force
than for a child and supporting the babys
chin
Do not use chest thrust or abdominal
thrust in babies

First Aid for an Infant

First Aid for an Infant