If an adult or child is choking, they may use the universal choking sign. This is when one holds the neck with one or both hands.
- If a person is choking, ask “Are you choking?” If the person nods or is unable to breathe or respond, tell the person that you are trained in CPR and that you are going to help.
- Stand or kneel behind the person.
- Make a fist with one hand and place it on the person’s abdomen just above the belly button.