By blob - 21/02/2013 00:32 - United States - Framingham
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Ok, time for another quick class. If the person is choking, get behind them and ball up one fist. Then place is just below the center of their ribs, and grasp your fist with your other hand. Pull your hand inward and upward in a powerful motion. Repeat if needed. If success is not made in the first 3 attempts, tell someone else around you to call 911. Check for a pulse. If they have no pulse, you will need to pump their heart for them until help arrives. If that person passes out, make sure 911 has been called. Check to see if you can sweep their mouth and clear their throat. If nothing can be seen or felt, begin chest compressions to the beat of "Anotherone bites the dust". Sounds morbid, but its the right pace. The chest compressions are more important then the help breathing. The pumping action will also most likely break some of their ribs, so it is not to be done unless they are not going to make it anyway. But is better for them to be alive and suffer a few broken ribs, then be dead. I am sure I left something out so please comment, but this is what I remember and hopefully it will save someone that cant go to class.
77 Thanks. Its hard to make sure I hit all the points. Its been a few years since i was in class. I do agree, it is best to ensure they are breathing. As a disclaimer, you can always call 911 and the person on the other line will walk you through it. They deal with it everyday and you most likely will be too freaked out to femember everything anyway.
@5 Wow, that must have been terrifying! To not know if you could save her or if she'd back to life or not. What happened, based on the wording I'm assuming she's alive. I'm a bit of writer so I've imagined my characters going through these types of situations but I've never experienced anything like this and I hope I never will.
Sounds like your Mum needs some common sense and intellect!
How about you tell your mum you need this class to graduate?