If choking is occurring, the Red Cross recommends a “five-and-five” approach to delivering first aid (according to mayo clinic):
- Give 5 back blows. First, deliver five back blows between the person’s shoulder blades with the heel of your hand.
- Give 5 abdominal thrusts. Perform five abdominal thrusts (also known as the Heimlich maneuver).
- Alternate between 5 blows and 5 thrusts until the blockage is dislodged.
But what if you are alone in that moment?
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