Most people more or less understand what they have to do to if they see someone choking. But what’s the solution when we ourselves suddenly find our breathing is obstructed, and no one’s around to help?
Here we publish the instructions for how to respond in this situation. It’s definitely worth reading them – one day they may just save your life.
Jeff Rehman, a fire medic with 22 years of experience, came up with an effective way to save yourself in such difficult situations.
Here are the key points:
- Don’t panic. Remain calm as much as you possibly can.
- Kneel on the ground, with your body held vertically over the ground by your arms.
- Sharply pull away your arms and fall onto the ground hard with your torso. The hard blow to your chest will force out a large amount of air from your lungs, and at the same time expel whatever’s obstructing your air flow.
Here’s a video with Jeff’s instructions: