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Blows To The Back In First Aid: What You Should Know by grantinfoDesk(m): 9:53pm On Oct 31, 2023
Introduction

The following are steps you can use to perform “Blows to the Back Technique”

Technique – Blows to the back

A person over 1 year of age
1. Stand to the side and a little behind the person.
2. Put one arm under their armpit and support their chest with your hand. Bend the person well forward.
This way, the object will come out through the mouth and will not go deeper into the airway when it comes loose.
3. With the heel of your free hand, give 5 firm blows in quick succession between their shoulder blades.

A child under 1 year of age

1. Stand up or sit on a chair.
2. Place the baby on their belly on your forearm. Their head should be lower than their trunk.
3. Support the baby’s lower jaw with your hand. Do not put pressure on their throat.
4. With the heel of your free hand, give 5 firm blows in quick succession between their shoulder blades.

Chocking

Choking is a terrifying experience for both the victim and those around them. It’s crucial to have a quick and effective response to clear the airway and restore normal breathing. Two primary techniques that serve as lifesavers in such situations are back blows and abdominal thrusts. These techniques are tailored to the age of the victim and the type of choking incident.

Back Blows in First Aid

What Are Back Blows?
Back blows are a crucial first aid procedure used to remove an obstruction from the victim’s throat who is choking. In order to exert sufficient power to remove the foreign object from the throat, this technique entails striking the patient sharply between the shoulder blades.

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