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.