Choking – adult or child over 1 year

Alternative Names

Heimlich maneuver – adult or child over 1 year


The universal distress signal for choking is grabbing the throat with the hand.


Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Clinic. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/8/2009

Choking first aid - adult or child over 1 year - series

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