What To Do If You See Someone is Chocking


If you see someone is chocking of food, water or an object, here is what to do:

Key points

Choking occurs when there is a blockage in the air tube to the lungs.

If your child is not breathing, call ambulance. If you are not alone, get someone else to call for you.It’s important to have contacts of the police or ambulance such that in case of emergency,you will not be left stranded.

If your child is over one year old, stand or kneel behind them to perform the Heimlich maneuver.

If your child is under one year old, place them face down on your knees or over your forearm to perform the Heimlich maneuver.

Note: Keep small objects and foods out of young children’s reach.

Chocking kills thousands of people every year.It’s advisable that you take not more than 10 minutes to respond,otherwise you’ll witness a tragedy.