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What should I do if a choking child becomes unconscious?

  • If a conscious choking child becomes unconscious, carefully lower the child to the ground, open the mouth and look for an object. 
  • If an object is seen, remove it with your finger. 
  • Open the person’s airway by tilting the head and try to give 2 rescue breaths.
  • If the chest does not clearly rise, begin the modified CPR technique used for an unconscious choking child.

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