Choking Rescue Procedure (Heimlich Maneuver) - Person Faints
Call911 or other emergency services if the person faints. Then:
- Start CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) if you know how. See CPR in the topic Dealing With Emergencies.
- If you do rescue breaths, look for an object in the mouth or throat each time the airway is opened during CPR. If you see an object, remove it.
- Do not do any more Heimlich thrusts.
- Keep doing CPR until the person is breathing on his or her own or until help arrives.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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