Check the Scene - make sure it is safe for you to help the choking victim. Don't become another victim yourself.
Check the Victim - If the parent is there, identify yourself and ask if you can help. If the infant cannot cough, cry, or breathe, then they need help.
Call for Help - Tell someone to call 9-1-1.
If you are alone with an infant, skip this step until later - it's more important to fix the choking.
Blows and Thrusts
- Carefully hold the infant face down on your forearm, your hand supporting its head and neck
- Strike the infant directly between the shoulder blades with the heel of your other hand 5 times
- Turn the infant over and position two fingers in the center of the chest
- Give 5 1/2 to 1 inch deep chest thrusts
Repeat Blows and Thrusts until the object is forced out, the infant starts breathing, or the infant becomes unconscious.