8.5 Choking - Adult, Child and Infant

Training Objective:

The crew member will be able to define/demonstrate the chocking procedures for adult, child and infant required to effectively handle an in-flight emergency situation.

Scope:

Breathing Emergencies
Choking
First Aid for a Choking Adult and Child
First Aid for a Choking Infant
Ongoing Casualty Care for Choking

8.5A Breathing Emergencies

8.5A.1 State the causes of choking in an adult, child and infant.

8.5A.2 State the safety measures to prevent choking on foreign objects in an in-flight situation.

8.5B Choking

8.5B.1 Define partial and complete airway obstruction:

  1. Adult;
  2. Child; and
  3. Infant.

8.5B.2 Describe the signs of choking:

  1. General signs;
  2. Partial airway obstruction:

    1. Good air exchange
    2. Poor air exchange

  3. Complete airway obstruction.

8.5C First Aid for a Choking Adult and Child

8.5C.1 Describe the first aid for a conscious choking adult and child casualty with a partial airway obstruction.

8.5C.2 Describe the two methods by which a conscious choking adult or child casualty can assist him/herself:

  1. Markedly obese or pregnant casualty; and
  2. Other casualties.

8.5C.3 Demonstrate on a simulated adult or child casualty, the first aid for a choking casualty with a complete airway obstruction:

  1. Conscious;
  2. Becomes unconscious; and
  3. Found unconscious.

8.5C.4 State the instances when chest thrusts should be used on an adult casualty.

8.5C.5 Demonstrate on a simulated female in the advanced stages of pregnancy, or a markedly obese casualty, with a complete airway obstruction the first aid for choking using chest thrusts:

  1. Conscious;
  2. Who becomes unconscious; and
  3. Found unconscious.

8.5D First Aid for a Choking Infant

8.5D.1 Demonstrate, on an infant manikin, the first aid for a complete airway obstruction when an infant is:

  1. Conscious;
  2. Becomes unconscious; and
  3. Found unconscious.

8.5D.2 Describe the first aid for a conscious, choking infant who has a partial airway obstruction:

  1. Foreign object; and
  2. Croup.

8.5E Ongoing Casualty Care for Choking

8.5E.1 Describe the ongoing casualty care until handover for a casualty who received first aid for a complete airway obstruction:

  1. Adult;
  2. Child; and
  3. Infant.
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