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Choking - adult or child over 1 year

  • Alternative Names

    Heimlich maneuver - adult or child over 1 year


    Prevention
    • Eat slowly and chew food thoroughly.
    • Make sure dentures fit properly.
    • Don't drink too much alcohol before or during eating.
    • Keep small objects away from young children.

    References

    Manno M. Pediatric respiatory emergencies: upper airway obstruction and infections. In: Marx J, ed. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2006: chap 166.

    Thomas SH, Brown DFM. Foreign bodies. In: Marx J, ed. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2006: chap 57.

    Hauda WE II. Pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In: Tintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM, eds. Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 6th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2004:chap 14.