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How do I give rescue breaths to an unconscious choking adult?

Give 2 rescue breaths.
  • Tilt the head back, pinch the nose shut and seal your mouth over the adult's mouth.
  • If the chest does not clearly rise, repeat cycles of chest compressions, foreign object check/removal and 2 rescue breaths.

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