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What should you do? If something blocks a child's airway, the child is coughing forcefully and able to speak.



A. Give abdominal thrusts.
B. Slap her on the back until she coughs up the object.
C. Encourage her to continue coughing.
D. Lower him to the floor, check for and remove an object if it is visible at the back of the throat. Lower him to the floor, check for and remove an object if it is visible at the back of the throat.

This question is part of Pretest: First Aid for choking people
Asked by Ninghua, Last updated: Mar 27, 2020

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Matz Lewis Clark

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Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered Jul 18, 2019

The correct answer to this question is C, Encourage her to continue coughing. An essential part of this question is that the child is still able to speak. With speaking, the child can explain what they are feeling and if they are in any pain.

From there, the parent or caretaker can help the child cough the blocked airway away. If the child were unable to speak, it would probably be best for the parent or caretaker to pack the child's back to gain their ability to speak back. The last option is dangerous, and it could cause a delay and more harm.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Feb 25, 2017

Encourage her to continue coughing.
 

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