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A 5-year-old boy suddenly begins coughing while eating peanuts. He is choking and gagging. When he is brought to the emergency department, but he is awake and is able to give his name. On physical examination, his vital signs are stable. On examination of the chest, inspiratory stridor and intercostal and suprasternal retractions are apparent. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial step in management?

A. Allow patient to clear foreign object by spontaneous coughing
B. Clear oropharynx with multiple blind sweeps with finger
C. Position patient and perform back blows
D. Stand behind patient and perform abdominal thrusts
E. Perform emergency tracheostomy and take to surgery














Heimlich maneuver hence the answer is
D. Stand behind patient and perform abdominal thrusts


but he is awake and can tell his name. So?


You got it chemamr


Well done,




Thanks chemamrnod


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