Abdominal thrusts-Heimlich Maneuver-Choking Rescue Procedure

Abdominal thrusts (also called the Heimlich maneuver or Heimlich manoeuvre, is a first aid procedure used to treat upper airway obstructions (or choking) by foreign objects. The term Heimlich maneuver is named after Dr. Henry Heimlich, who first described it in 1974.

Performing abdominal thrusts involves a rescuer standing behind a patient and using his or her hands to exert pressure on the bottom of the diaphragm. This compresses the lungs and exerts pressure on any object lodged in the trachea, hopefully expelling it.

Following are the Abdominal thrustsHeimlich maneuver steps:

  1. Lean the person forward slightly and stand behind him/her, place one of your legs between his or her legs so you can support the person if he or she faints.hm-1
  2. Make a fist with one handhm-2
  3. Put the arms around the person and grasp your fist with your other hand near the top of the stomach, just below the center of the rib cage.hm-3
  4. Make a quick, hard movement, inward and upwardhm-4

To prepare yourself for choking emergencies, learn the Heimlich maneuver and CPR in a certified first-aid training course.

Following are the Abdominal Thrusts (Heimlich Maneuver) Choking Rescue Procedures in different situations

Choking Rescue Procedure-Heimlich Maneuver-Baby Younger Than 1 Year

Choking Rescue Procedure-Heimlich Maneuver-Adult or Child Older Than 1 Year

Choking Rescue Procedure-Heimlich Maneuver-Choking While Alone

Choking Rescue Procedure-Heimlich Maneuver-Pregnant woman or Obese person



Choking First Aid-Unconscious Adult or Child over 1 year

Preventing Choking



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