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Treat Choking Adult

Important Information

If the choking adult is conscious, grasping their throat, they may not be breathing and cannot make a noise; Perform Back Blows, Abdominal Thrusts, or Chest Thrusts


Ask the patient - Are You Choking? If YES Alert EMS & Give Emergency Care


Patient Care; Choking Adult

  • STOP - Assess and observe the scene

  • THINK - Consider your safety and form action plan

  • ACT - Check responsiveness


Emergency Care

  • Begin with Five Back Blows; Take a position to the side and slightly behind the patient; Support the chest with one hand and lean the patient forward

  • Firmly strike the patient between the shoulder blades with the heel of one hand up to five times

  • If they are still choking, give abdominal thrusts or chest thrusts

  • If the patient becomes unconscious give CPR


If Person is NOT Pregnant or Obese

  • Stand behind the patient and place your arms around their waist

  • Locate the thrust site which is just above the naval and make a fist placing the thumb side on the thrust site

  • Place your other hand over the outside of the fist bending your arms and elbows outward to avoid squeezing the rib cage

  • Perform five inward and upward thrusts; If they are still choking return to back blows; If the patient becomes unconscious give CPR


If Person is Pregnant or Obese

  • Stand behind the patient and place your arms around their body under the armpits

  • Locate the thrust site which is in the center of the chest between the nipples and make a fist placing the thumb side on the thrust site

  • Place your other hand over the outside of the fist performing inward thrusts until the object is expelled or the patient becomes unconscious

  • If they are still choking return to back blows; If the patient becomes unconscious give CPR