What to do if you are choking and alone? Here is the maneuver that can save your life

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Unfortunately, cases of suffocation are commonplace but, fortunately, those reported in the news are few as many people have now learned the life-saving unblocking maneuvers, both for children and adults. But if it happens to us and there is no one around to help us? What to do?



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Unfortunately the cases of suffocation are on the agenda but, fortunately, those reported in the news are few as many people have now learned the life-saving clearing maneuvers, both for children and adults. But if it happens to us and there is no one around to help us? What to do?



Exists a maneuver that can also be done alone to try to expel what is in danger of suffocating us. There is the possibility that this simple gesture could save our lives but also, unfortunately, that it does not work. Of course, since there is no alternative, trying is a must!

To reveal and show this little-known maneuver in a video is Jeff Rehman, firefighter and paramedic with twenty years of experience in the field, which shows in a very simple way what to do if we find ourselves struggling with a piece of food that is obstructing our airways.

These are the basic steps to perform:

  • Try to stay calm
  • Get "on all fours" with fists on the ground and knees on the floor
  • Quickly raise both arms and forcefully drop to the ground (in this way the air left in the lungs will have the opportunity to move and remove the piece of food that is stuck)

Watch the video carefully.

Of course, the maneuver cannot be performed by a pregnant woman or by someone who is unable to perform these movements. As Jeff specifies, then, it is not effective in 100% of cases but it is still the best maneuver that it has experienced to date.



It is therefore worth knowing and spreading it!

Read also:

  • How to unblock the airways: the maneuvers to be performed (VIDEO)
  • He dies at 18 months of choking on popcorn. What to know to prevent airway obstruction in a child
  • How to prevent food choking: dangerous foods and tips

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