How to handle choking emergencies
Dr. Mary Ellen Renna weighs in
- Duration 4:09
- Date Nov 18, 2012
Dr. Mary Ellen Renna weighs in
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Has your family gathers around the dinner table this holiday you know what to do if someone is choking.
Our next guest is here to give us some life saving tips for keeping your family safe during the holidays.
Our our pediatrician doctor Mary Allan Ray -- -- and she joins us now when she's gonna check up day and then demonstrate.
I don't see it and I'm gonna say this that and the pain of your effort but seriously.
It is a serious situation you're sitting around and it is a likely situation.
Yes and what do you do.
The first thing to do is not to panic because I think that's the most common thing that -- -- gets this overwhelming sense of anxiety would only do what I do panic panic panic.
-- -- who's willing to some relax look at the person.
Asked them if they can bring.
Okay most of the time that they're gonna say nothing that they really can't read -- going to be saying that if they're coughing and choking in making noise -- We'll bring it leave them alone.
Just let them get it up themselves I don't look at even a child if they're making no way she can do those you can pat on the back you certainly can do -- -- to her -- but I can certainly do that.
They're making noise leave them alone they will get it if if they're not making noise you -- -- doesn't that action series tonight.
And they -- -- gasping for breath.
This is part of what you call your 55 -- -- alive correct folks Oden number two if they can't breeds if they can't have that issue.
Call 911 you will you'll be calling -- -- because not gonna leave the person you can say -- someone George go -- -- -- -- say a name specifically.
Names someone to go call because we just say -- I want.
Everyone assumes that some announced that in no one's calling on one but do you self review the one who knows what to do you'll say to somebody -- -- -- one.
We'll take the person with a demonstrated that -- -- -- them and we're there as you may be grabbing and you -- trying to OK and you gonna kind of bend them follow wouldn't even give you some five some.
And heavy -- five quick thrusts upward.
-- -- -- -- I think net and then Andy -- gravity work for you want Grammy Award that's what you bending them forward okay it's my intention to get something out when news we got to Heimlich maneuvers and and then we gonna do the -- okay we're -- -- the moment into the the back close to increasing pressure to get the food out -- gonna swing and follow them there until the Heimlich which is nothing -- in a generally what's gonna take a few times and then you gonna do that that the quick thrusts upward okay.
And then we're gonna do that again and you gonna continue to do that until you see something coming out well they start to make noise.
This I've never and some -- Have you ever has it.
You ever experience.
The ball is sitting at mother in my life I was sick of excellent yeah I.
And I -- -- -- Mother's Day and it's happened to have family member of mine my dad and not missing a beat jumped up and did and did this and -- while food went flying at a restaurant and the biggest concern I know I know for me and my wife and parents out there is what -- -- happens to one of our kids because they always seem to choked do -- how was it different with a child or baby.
Okay it's a for the baby with children over a year of age you got to try to do a similar to very similar situation concern and then some it's easy to manipulate in your big -- this little ones and -- really.
You know I didn't want to get enough force without cracking a -- if you can.
Even banning banning them over exactly with the infants it's a whole different story infants are actually gonna grant a -- gonna try him again you'd like gravity work -- you.
And you Minnesota holding on like this upside down at the picture tank.
Exactly did you did you let -- need to let gravity but -- instead of doing abdominal compression with -- -- looking to -- chest you can push on their stern we're about here pretty firm firm five again 123.
Again you wanna increase the pressure almost like when you get the win no matter what about the the -- -- -- -- learning that -- -- -- is only if you see the food.
I'll never go in there blindly.
He was such I didn't I don't wanna talk about that's something we need to be prepared for always and every parent is terrified to start table foods what do they show that is the most common questions pediatricians and -- What a great show great tennis -- these are things you need to remind yourself about every few yeah I was five right exactly and sank it after appreciated how divisive people fleeing.
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