First Aid For A Choking Conscious Adult And Children
(1-8 years old)

  • Determine if the person can speak or cough. If not, proceed to the next step.
  • 1
  • Perform an abdominal thrust (Heimlich Maneuver) repeatedly until the foreign body is expelled.
  • A chest thrust may be used for markedly obese persons or in late stages of pregnancy.
  • 2
  • If the adult or child becomes unresponsive, perform CPR. If you see an object in the throat or mouth, remove it.