DRUM - - In The Class­room -

If some­one is chok­ing, ask them to bend over then give them a whack be­tween the

shoul­der blades. If this doesn’t work, hug them from be­hind and pull in­ward and

up­ward a few times, keep­ing your hands folded and placed just above the belly but­ton. If you’re do­ing this cor­rectly, the block­age will fly from the per­son’s mouth.

Note, you can’t ap­ply this tech­nique with ba­bies or preg­nant women!

If it doesn’t work after try­ing five times, call an am­bu­lance. Then CPR or chest presses might be needed. S

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