Heimlich maneuver


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Heimlich maneuver,

emergency procedure used to treat choking victims whose airway is obstructed by food or another substance. It forces air from the lungs through the windpipe, pushing the obstruction out. If the victim is standing, the rescuer wraps his (or her) arms around the victim's waist; making a fist with one hand and placing the thumb side of the fist against the abdomen just above the navel, the rescuer grasps the fist with the other hand and presses in with firm, quick, upward thrusts.
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I put two and two together, he can't talk, he's choking, and gave him a Heimlich maneuver,'' Cooper said.
Learn the Heimlich maneuver by signing up for first-aid at your community center, school, hospital, Red Cross, or American Heart Association.
Henry Heimlich, a thoracic surgeon, the Heimlich maneuver involves standing behind a choking victim and placing a fist, thumb side in, underneath the diaphragm.
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Chronic asthma sufferers, for example, are able to perform the Heimlich maneuver on themselves, to force out air and secretions trapped in lung spaces that have lost their elasticity.
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Heimlich, known for the Heimlich maneuver treatment for choking.
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Participants will learn how to approach an ill or injured animal, and how to make an initial assessment, perform rescue breathing, CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, among other skills.
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