Choking in the Conscious Adult
Alternate Names : Heimlich Maneuver for Choking in the Conscious Adult, Obstructed Airway
Choking in a conscious adult may occur when the upper airway, usually the
throat or wind pipe, is blocked by an object or irritation.
What are the causes and risks of the injury?
Choking is more likely if a person:
swallows large, poorly chewed pieces of food
drinks too much alcohol
wears poorly fitting dentures
talks or laughs while eating