- apneic). Loss of consciousness occurs if the obstruction is not relieved. Treatment of airway obstruction due to a foreign body includes: Adults: The Heimlich maneuver. Children over 1 year of age: A series of 5 abdominal thrusts (a children's version of the Heimlich maneuver Infants under 1 year of age: A combination of 5 back blows (with the flat of the hand) and 5 abdominal thrusts (with 2 fingers on the upper abdomen).
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