info@firstaidtrainingbangkok.com
098 6565 489 Thai Phone
095 7602 802 English Phone

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