If someone is choking, you’ve got to remove that… Heimlich? Something about that seem wrong. Anyway, according to the Red Cross, if you encounter someone needing to cough but cannot, complete the following steps:
- Send someone to call 9-1-1
- Lean person forward and give 5 back blows with heel of your hand.
- Give 5 quick abdominal thrusts by placing the thumbside of your fist against the middle of the victim’s abdomen, just above the navel. Grab your fist with the other hand.
- Repeat until the object the person is choking on is forced out and person breathes or coughs on his or her own.
So what did we learn from this post? If you’re choking and can’t breathe, don’t ask Hannah for help.