Unconscious Choking

  • Give 30 chest compressions.
  • Open the airway and check the mouth for a foreign body. If something is seen sweep it out with a finger. Use the pinky finger for an infant. DO NOT attempt a blind sweep.
  • Attempt rescue breaths. If breaths do not make the chest rise, reposition head and reattempt rescue breaths.
  • If victim is still unresponsive and not breathing normally, continue CPR with cycles of 30 compressions to 2 breaths.
  • Look in the mouth for a foreign body before each set of two breaths.