Conscience Choking Victim
If you see someone giving the universal sign for choking
or you suspect that he or she is choking, do the following.
Ask the victim, “are you choking?” If they
acknowledge that they are, then ask them, “can you speak?”
If they cannot speak the obstruction will need to be
relieved. You now need to get permission to help the victim.
Tell the victim, “I’ve been trained, I’m going to help
you.” If the victim refuses your help, you must back off.
If the victim becomes unconscious, then it is implied
Get behind the victim, place one leg between the victim’s
legs and take a wide stance. Wrap your arms around the
victim’s abdomen. With one hand, make a fist. Place it
just above the victim’s navel with your knuckles facing
up. With the other hand, grab your fist and thrust inward
and upward. The obstruction should come out within the fist
few thrusts. Look to see if the obstruction is relieved
after every 5 thrusts. Continue these abdominal thrusts
until the obstruction is relieved or the victim becomes