Save Lives With the Heimlich Maneuver

Posted by gajapriya7085 on December 1st, 2016

Red Smoothie Detox Factor  Fortunately, the Heimlich Maneuver has dramatically decreased these deaths. This life-saving technique is named after Henry Jay Heimlich, an American physician and surgeon whose interests include disorders of the alimentary tract.

"Educated at Cornell Medical School, Heimlich did his initial work in New York City and then transferred at Cincinnati, where since 1971 he has served as professor of advanced clinical sciences at Xavier University. His publications include books on thoracic and stomach surgery. The procedure by which he is known is demonstrated in his 1976 film 'How to Save a Choking Victim: The Heimlich Maneuver'," ac¬cording to Tad Tuleja in "Name¬sakes: An Entertaining Guide to the Origins of More Than 300 Words Named for People."

Not everyone knows the Heimlich Maneuver. But this simple technique can spell the difference between the life and death of a choking victim. Here's how to do it:

"The first-aider stands behind the choking victim, grasps both arms around his waist, one hand gripping the wrist, and presses forcefully into the midriff just below the ribs. This maneuver compresses the lung and expels the chunk of meat or other choking substance," explained the late Dr. Morris Fishbein in his "Popular Illustrated Medical Encyclopedia."

If the victim is lying down and unconscious, Fishbein, the former editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, said the Heimlich Maneuver can be per¬formed this way:

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