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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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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She leaves the stage to provide the Heimlich Maneuver, saving the woman from having her obituary reading choked to death on a martini olive.
"Last year, I had to perform the Heimlich maneuver on a student who was choking," says Hoyt.
* The Senator once saved the life of a Republican colleague by applying the Heimlich maneuver.
The rest of the group immediately engages in a conversation regarding the Heimlich maneuver while the poor victim continues to choke, turn various shades of green and pass out.
After an unsuccessful attempt at the Heimlich maneuver, Officer Gray laid the now unconscious man on the floor and continued abdominal thrusts until the object became dislodged.
For example, general staff need to be able to perform the Heimlich maneuver and know how to use safe lifting and stretching techniques to prevent back injury on the job.
When she saves her father by performing the Heimlich maneuver, her pride in her profession is evident.
At least 1,000 lives could be saved each year if more people knew the Heimlich maneuver wasn't just for saving choking victims.
The Heimlich maneuver has saved countless lives in restaurants and other eating places, but when Indiana mountain climber David Carter found himself choking to death on his own lung secretions while ascending Mt.