Trauma from choking

During an emergency situation, the timely resolution of the most life-threatening cause is paramount and choking is certainly one of those instances. Hence, the damage caused by the use of aggressive and forceful compressions, thrusts, and back blows, warrant the collateral injury or damage from these interventions and can be considered irrelevant if the person […]

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Adult Choking

Adult Choking

A conscious adult choking victim may not be able to talk, cough, or breathe, and may do the universal choking sign with hands around their throat. Ask if the patient needs help. Once you have established that the victim is choking, stand behind them with one arm under their arm supporting against their stomach. Lean […]

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