In an Emergency
First Aid for a Choking Conscious Adult or Child
Determine if the person can speak or cough. If you see an object in the throat or mouth, remove it. If not, proceed to the next step.
Perform an abdominal thrust (Heimlich Maneuver) repeatedly until the foreign body is expelled.
For a responsive pregnant victim or any victim you cannot get your arms around or for who abdominal thrusts are not effective, give chest thrusts from behind the victim. Avoid squeezing the ribs with your arms.
If the person becomes unresponsive (or is found unresponsive), lower the person to the ground, expose the chest and start CPR with 30 chest compressions. Look inside the mouth each time you open the mouth to give breaths and remove any object seen.