Choking Rescue Procedure (Heimlich Maneuver)
Call 911 or other emergency services if the person faints. Then:
- Start CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) if you know how. See CPR in the topic Reference Dealing With Emergencies.
- If you do rescue breaths, look for an object in the mouth or throat each time the airway is opened during CPR. If you see an object, remove it.
- Do not do any more Heimlich thrusts.
- Keep doing CPR until the person is breathing on his or her own or until help arrives.
|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