How to Safely Help Someone Who is Choking

This 1 minute safety training video covers: How to treat someone who is chocking, how to safely perform the Heimlich Maneuver, when to seek medical services immediately, when and how to safely perform "rescue breathing". This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 16 minute full length version.

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When an employee is injured or becomes ill, their coworkers will usually be the first ones "on the scene" and have the opportunity to provide some initial treatment. In these situations, they need to be able to recognize common injuries and illnesses and understand how to treat them.

Atlantic's training program on "First Aid" discuss what employees should do and not do when someone is sick or injured, and how to determine when they should call for emergency assistance

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Video Transcript

If you see someone choking, yell for help, then perform the Heimlich Maneuver. This is designed to force air out of the victim's lungs and dislodge the object that is blocking their airway. Start by making a fist, your thumb on top. Put your thumb just below the victim's ribcage. Grab onto your fist with the other hand and make short thrusts, in and up into the victim's abdomen. Squeeze only with your forearms and hands (applying pressure with your upper arms could crack the person's ribs).Keep going until the object comes loose and the person can breathe again.