Dealing with a Conscious Choking Adult or Child
- Firstly encourage the casualty to cough
- Shout for help but don’t leave the casualty yet
- Bend the casualty forwards so the head is lower than the chest. For a smaller child you can place them on your knee to do this
- Give up to 5 firm blows between the shoulder
- If the obstruction is still not cleared perform abdominal thrusts.