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A person who is choking (has complete airway obstruction):
A choking rescue procedure (the Heimlich maneuver) is used to clear
an obstruction in adults and children older than 1 year.
Back blows and chest thrusts are used in babies
younger than 1 year.
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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