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QUESTION 5

A woman appears to be choking. She is unable to speak and allows you to assist her. You perform the Heimlich maneuver and are unable to relieve the obstruction. She becomes limp, slumps to the floor and appears to be unconscious. What is the first thing you should do?

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Adult/Child - Unconscious

When a conscious choking victim becomes unconscious begin CPR immediately. If you’re not alone, send someone to activate EMS. Healthcare Providers should perform 2 minutes of CPR before leaving the victim to activate EMS. The first thing you should do to the victim is the “Tongue Jaw Lift”. With your index finger under the victim’s chin, place your thumb in the victim’s mouth just far enough to grab the jaw and lift it up. This will allow you to see into the victim’s mouth and perhaps see the obstruction. If you see an object, remove it. NEVER DO A BLIND FINGER SWEEP ON A CHILD OR INFANT. Then attempt to open the victim’s airway with the Head Tilt Chin Lift and give a breath. If it doesn’t go in, reposition the head and give another breath. If that does not go in, continue CPR for another 2 minutes.

Adult/Child - Unconscious

When a conscious choking victim becomes unconscious begin CPR immediately. If you’re not alone, send someone to activate EMS. Healthcare Providers should perform 2 minutes of CPR before leaving the victim to activate EMS. The first thing you should do to the victim is the “Tongue Jaw Lift”. With your index finger under the victim’s chin, place your thumb in the victim’s mouth just far enough to grab the jaw and lift it up. This will allow you to see into the victim’s mouth and perhaps see the obstruction. If you see an object, remove it. NEVER DO A BLIND FINGER SWEEP ON A CHILD OR INFANT. Then attempt to open the victim’s airway with the Head Tilt Chin Lift and give a breath. If it doesn’t go in, reposition the head and give another breath. If that does not go in, continue CPR for another 2 minutes.

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It's extremely difficult to perform the Heimlich maneuver on yourself. It would be easier to use your weight and thrust yourself upon an object like a chair or the corner of a counter. As long as the force is in the same spot and direction as if you were doing the Heimlich maneuver.
AEDCPR
2017-04-21 07:28:36
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what if I'm alone and choke?
Can I do the Heimlich Maneuver on myself?
Clarice
2017-04-19 14:24:53
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It's extremely difficult to perform the Heimlich maneuver on yourself. It would be easier to use your weight and thrust yourself upon an object like a chair or the corner of a counter. As long as the force is in the same spot and direction as if you were doing the Heimlich maneuver.
AEDCPR
2017-04-21 07:28:36