You walk into a room. The only other person in the room has a scared look on his
face. He quickly places his hand around the front part of his throat, but does not
say anything. What is probably happening?
a. The person is feeling faint.
b. The person is having a heart attack.
c. The person is choking.
d. The person is in shock.
21. Before giving manual thrusts to a choking person, you should:
a. Determine if the person has good, poor, or no air exchange.
b. Check the person's pulse.
c. Slap the person on his back.
d. Have the person lie down and elevate his feet.
22. If the person with an obstruction can speak or cough forcefully, you should:
a. Begin administering manual thrusts.
b. Begin slapping the person on the back.
c. Have the person lie down before be becomes unconscious.
d. Encourage the person to keep coughing.
23. You are going to administer manual thrusts to a person who is choking. When is
the chest thrust used rather than the abdominal thrust?