Inhaled Foreign Body Management

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Inhaled Foreign Body Management


Abdominal thrusts using the Heimlich 

manoeuvre in older children to expel an inhaled 

foreign body. One hand is formed into a fist and 

placed against the child's abdomen above the 

umbilicus and below the xiphisternum. The other 

hand is placed over the fist. Both hands are thrust 

into the abdomen. This is repeated several times. 

The child can standing, kneeling, sitting or supine. 


In infants. back blows and chest thrusts 

are recommended to expel an inhaled foreign body. 

Abdominal thrusts are best avoided in infants as 

they may cause intra-abdominal injury. 


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