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How do I give back blows to a child who is choking?

  • To give back blows, position yourself slightly behind the child. 
  • Provide support by placing one arm diagonally across the chest and bend the child forward at the waist until the upper airway is at least parallel to the ground. 
  • Firmly strike the child between the shoulder blades with the heel of your other hand.



 
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