Jan 26, 2016 · This unconscious adult choking lesson is for situations where you find a person who is unconscious, and you suspect they became unresponsive due to an airway obstruction. Ideally, either you or a bystander witnessed the victim choking before they went unconscious. Through further assessment, you find that the patient has a pulse but isn't 4.6/5(212.3K).
Apr 25, 2016 · How to Treat a Conscious and Unconscious Adult Choking Victim. by CPR Select / Monday, 25 April 2016 / Published in CPR. A person chokes when a foreign object becomes trapped at the back of the throat, either blocking the airway of causing a muscle spasm. Choking in adults is often caused by improperly chewed foods.Author: CPR Select.
A choking person's airway may be blocked so that not enough oxygen reaches the lungs. Without oxygen, brain damage can occur in as little as 4 to 6 minutes. Rapid first aid for choking can save a person's life. This article discusses choking in adults or children over age 1 who have lost alertness (are unconscious).