"Accidents always catch us off guard.” Feeling helpless, those involved in accidents are in dire need of help. Under these critical circumstances, knowledge can be so powerful and a helping hand may save many precious lives.
The Hong Kong Red Cross has been offering first aid training for more than four decades. It started off with Industrial First Aid
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What will you do if someone suffered from choking?
If you encounter a conscious, choking individual that is coughing, encourage continued coughing. If the victim is unable to cough, speak, or breathe, complete the following:
- Send someone to call 999
- Lean person forward and give 5 back blows with the heel of your hand
- Give 5 quick abdominal thrusts by placing the thumb-side of your fist against the middle of the victim's abdomen, just above the navel. Grab your fist with the other hand
- Repeat until the object the person is choking on is forced out and the person breathes or coughs on his or her own