This section of first aid advice from St John Ambulance covers
the most common situations relating to breathing problems. Watch
our professional videos, see our easy to follow illustrations and
read our expert first aid advice.
We help you to know what to do if someone is choking, whether
they are a baby, a child or an adult. Get advice on how to treat
someone who is suffering from an asthma attack. We provide
information on what to do if a baby or child has croup, give advice
for when someone is hyperventilating and how to treat someone for
the effects of drowning.
Choking – adults
Choking advice for
parents (child and baby)
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