Your neighbour is knocking at the door saying that she had left her 5-year-old daughter playing on the floor. When she got back, the girl was lying on the floor without movement. What will you do?
If the child is unconscious, it is necessary to start CPR. Therefore it is important to evaluate the situation at first.
You will ask the child to cough only in case of mild airway obstruction. At first we have to find out whether the child is able to answer or cough.
It is always necessary to evaluate the security situation before first contact with the patient.