Guidance: Choking

On this page, you’ll find a selection of resources that are useful to those looking to learn more about choking.

Clinical information

Guidelines on choking – Adult: Please refer to the 2021 Adult Basic Life Support Guideline.

Guidelines on choking – Paediatric: Please refer to the 2021 Paediatric Basic Life Support Guideline.


'The Chokeables' from St John Ambulance: RCUK endorse St John Ambulance’s campaign, which provides guidance on how to stop a baby choking. 


Lifesaver: Resuscitation Council UK’s interactive training game Lifesaver features a scenario (Rebecca) that focusses on what to do when someone is choking. 

e-Lifesaver: SCORM-compliant workforce training tool e-Lifesaver features a scenario on choking, guaranteeing your team know what to do in an emergency.