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How to help a choking victim in a wheelchair

A Mature heavy floppers fan and wife of a quadriplegic recently wrote us about a scary situation recently that happened to her husband.

While home alone, her husband began to choke and at the worse time possible — there was no one around.

How to Help a Choking Victim: 13 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

Fortunately he was able to drink enough water until help arrived, but what if this happens to you? How to deal with a choking wheelchair-user.

First, lean the wheelchair-user forward and do five back blows. How to perform the Heimlich maneuver on a person in a wheelchair. Roy gives a great tip when reaching from behind a person in a wheelchair — get on your knees so you can grab them easier.

For manual chair-users, kina kai anal also shows how you can lean a wheelchair all the way back to the floor so that the user is in a near-laying position to perform chest compressions.

Every Wheelchair-User’s Fear: Choking

Like a spinal cord injury, choking can happen in an instant. We must always be on our toes. This is your first line of defense, and your best one.