Home > Medical > First aid > Breathing emergencies Breathing emergencies All sections in First Aid » About First Aid » Bites and Stings » Breathing Emergencies » Burns » Crime » Drowning » Eye Injuries » FAqs » Head & Spinal Injuries » Health Tips » Heat Emergencies & Hypothermia » Multimedia » First Aid News » Real-life Story » Removing Foreign Objects » Safety First » Shock » Medical Emergencies » Sprains, Fractures and Dislocations » The Basics » Unconsciousness » Wounds & Bleeding CPR CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) saves lives. Someone’s life may depend on your reading this section.. Hyperventilation Hyperventilation (hyper - too much, ventilation - breathing) is a condition in which a person experiences abnormal, increased rate and depth of breathing, for a prolonged period. Choking Small children are most at risk for choking, when an object gets stuck in the airway. Assess Am I at risk of a stroke? » Join Parenting Forum » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » Vinnie Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR Breathe for me Asthma Asthma is a serious respiratory condition that causes narrowing of the airways. Video on first aid for choking Confronted with a choking child? This video explains what you should do in a choking emergency. First aid for choking Choking happens when an object, which is often a piece of food, gets stuck in the airway. We explain what to do when someone chokes. Heimlich manoeuvre It's a classic life-saving technique, but only if it's done properly: here's exactly how to perform the Heimlich. Heimlich's Manoeuvre and other kinky positions Heimlich's manoeuvre is a simple procedure that everyone's heard of, but if you don't know exactly what it entails, this article is for you. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.