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Choking in adults and children

Choking in adults and children

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Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

0.25 hours


June 1, 2016


March 21, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Anthony Handley provides a quick guide to recognition and management of choking in adults and children. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include differentiating between mild and severe airway obstruction, and the importance of not using abdominal thrusts on infants under one year.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Recognise the signs of choking
  • Initiate techniques to deal with airway obstruction
  • Differentiate between optimal treatments for infants, and children and adults
  • Identify mild and severe airway obstruction
  • Deal with further complications
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Anthony Handley
    Honorary consultant physician
    Colchester Hospitals University NHS Trust
    United Kingdom, and
    Board director of the European Resuscitation Council, past chairman of the Resuscitation Council


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.25 learning credits (0.25 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
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