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Today we are talking about delivering five back blows to an adult/child with severe airway obstruction. Below are two images showing the position and practice for applying back blows.
A quick recap establish the person is choking. If the obstruction cannot be cleared as is described above, resulting in severe airway obstruction, give up to five back blows.
Check out the current guidelines below for changes in delivering CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat.
Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.