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While eating, a nursing assistant sees a resident that starts to grab at his throat. The best course of action for the nursing assistant to take is:

A Talk to the patient and ask if they’re choking

It is significant to ask the resident if they are choking. They may not be able to answer and instead just nod their head (as they likely will not be able to talk). The nursing aid will need to have them stand up in order to carry out the Heimlich if they are choking. Answers A and D are not correct and answer B may force the object further down into their mouth.