First call an ambulance and then proceed with the following steps while the ambulance is arriving.
- Blows to the back
Give up to 5 blows between the shoulder blades and the heel of your hand.
- If person is still choking, Do thrusts (For pregnant and obese people do abdominal thrusts)
- Stand behind the person and wrap your arms around the waist.
- Place your clenched fist just above the person’s navel. Grab your fist with your other hand.
- Quickly pull inward and upward as if trying to lift the person up.
- Perform a total of 5 abdominal thrusts.
- If the blockage is still not dislodged, continue cycles of 5 back blows and 5 abdominal thrusts until the object is coughed up or the person starts to breathe or cough.
- Take the object out of his mouth only if you can see it. Never do finger sweep unless you can see the object in the person’s mouth.
- Give CPR, if necessary
If the obstruction comes out, but the person is not breathing or if the person becomes unconscious, use CPR.
- Follow up
When emergency medical personnel arrive, they will take over and may do CPR to take the person to the hospital if need.