Date Published

September 13, 2023

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Can you do chest thrusts on someone who is unresponsive with a DNR?


Please see the Ask MAC from 19-Jan-2012

If you believe that the patient is suffering from a foreign body airway obstruction, you may assist the patient who is suspected of choking. However, once the patient has suffered a cardiac arrest and the patient has a valid DNR, then the DNR is to be followed.



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