First Aid Tips : How to Treat a Conscious Choking Infant

You know an infant choking can be a pretty
scary experience for most adults. Hi I’m Captain Joe Bruni and what I want to talk about is
the steps to take when an infant is choking. When an infant is choking take the infant,
and place the infant on the forearm with your back running, with your hand running up the
back to the head, support the head. The infant can then be laid down over top of a bent knee
and supporting the head, deliver back blows to the infant to try and dislodge whatever
it is that’s in the throat region. Five back blows between the shoulder blades should be
delivered. If that does not clear the obstruction rotate the infant over to the other forearm
and deliver chest compressions at the rate of five to the middle of the breast bone using
two fingers. After delivering the compressions if the obstruction has not cleared rotate
the baby back to the original position on the leg supporting the head and deliver five
more back blows. Continue to deliver back blows and chest thrusts or compressions until
the object clears or the infant goes unconscious. If the infant goes unconscious cardiopulmonary
resuscitation may have to be started. I’m Captain Joe Bruni stay safe and we’ll see
you next time.


  1. @cocobug1000 cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR for short. You should try taking a class at your local hospital. They are usually free for relatively cheap. 🙂 I became CPR certified in high school. I've never had to use it as of yet (4 years), but I know that if I do, I can. It's an invaluable skill to have.

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