Choking Rescue Procedure (Heimlich Maneuver)
Choking is usually caused by food or an object stuck in the windpipe. For tips to avoid choking, see Reference preventing choking.
A person who is choking cannot talk, cough, or breathe, and may turn gray or blue. The Heimlich maneuver can help get the food or object out.
WARNING: Do not try the Heimlich maneuver unless you are sure the person is choking.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 20, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference David Messenger, MD