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The long-used Heimlich maneuver includes the abdominal thrusts but rejects the use of back blows, saying that they can lodge the obstruction more tightly into the windpipe.
If unsuccessful and the victim is still conscious, repeat up to 5 abdominal thrusts and up to 5 back slaps until the object is dislodged or the victim becomes unconscious.
5 If the blockage remains, repeat the sequence of back slaps, chest thrusts, and abdominal thrusts up to three times, then call an ambulance.
SPROUTS: A If these fail, carry out five abdominal thrusts by feeling between the bellybutton and the sternum, clench your fist under the diaphragm, then stand behind the casualty and clasp with the opposite hand and pull inwards and upwards sharply five times.
If the obstruction is not cleared, give up to five abdominal thrusts.
If the obstruction is still present, give up to five abdominal thrusts.
I was terrified it would happen again so to build my confidence, she sent me on a first aid course where I learned how to start with back blows and move onto abdominal thrusts - the Heimlich manoeuvre.
If that doesn't work, and their airway is fully blocked so they can't speak, give up to five abdominal thrusts.
4) If the child is still choking, call an ambulance and repeat the back slaps, mouth checks and abdominal thrusts until help arrives.
As for Dennis the naked male model - when Emma from the Red Cross demonstrates how to save him from choking, with a series of back blows and abdominal thrusts, it's a lesson you're never likely to forget.
3 If back-slaps don't dislodge the object, use up to five abdominal thrusts.
If none of the above succeed, call an ambulance and continue the back slaps and abdominal thrusts alternately until help arrives.