Airway Obstruction

Foreign body or vomit in airway.

Sudden choking; increase respiratory effort; cyanosis

Management:
If able to cough  continue
Heimlich manoeuvre or chest thrust
CPR if indicated.

Heimlich manoeuvre: (not recommended in all countries)
1) Stand behind patient; wrap hands around waist
2) Bend elbows; make fist with one hand – place thumb side of this hand against abdomen (just above naval)
3) Grasp fist with other hand – press both hand into abdomen with a quick thrust in an upward direction
4) Repeat until object expelled from airway

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