The scene is safe, my gloves are available,
my shield is available. I look into their eyes and ask them, “are you choking?” They
acknowledge and say yes, or their head nods, I ask if it’s okay to help, I’m trained, they
acknowledge yes and give you permission. I locate the belly button. Thumb tucked into
my fist, fist just above the pointer finger on the belly button. I would inward and upward
thrusts until the object comes out, or the victim falls unresponsive. If I’ve not activated
emergency medical services before now, I’m gonna activate them as the patient becomes
unresponsive and get further help.