Oxygen is vital to life
- Your body requires a constant supply of oxygen as a source of fuel. When the air you breathe reaches the lungs, oxygen from the air is transferred to the blood. It is a life-threatening situation when oxygen does not enter the body.
- When you find an emergency situation, call 911, and then care for the life-threatening conditions.
How do you know if someone is choking?
- Grabbing the throat with one or both hands is a sign that someone is choking.
- If this person cannot talk, cough or breathe, you will need to help remove the object from his/her throat by giving quick, hard abdominal thrusts.