Heimlich manoeuvre


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Heimlich manoeuvre

(ˈhaɪmlɪk)
n
(Medicine) a technique in first aid to dislodge a foreign body in a person's windpipe by applying sudden upward pressure on the upper abdomen. Also called: abdominal thrust
[C20: named after Henry J. Heimlich (born 1920), American surgeon]
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If someone is choking you must do the Heimlich manoeuvre first
A POOCH saved the life of her choking owner - by performing the Heimlich manoeuvre.
THE doctor credited with developing the Heimlich manoeuvre says he used the emergency technique for the first time himself to save a woman choking on food at his senior living centre.
THE man who invented the Heimlich manoeuvre has saved someone's life at the age of 96 - by using the Heimlich manoeuvre.
The student, a former British under-12 judo champ, performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on the teacher.
I dislodged it with a chip before an American tourist tried the Heimlich Manoeuvre.
AA mechanic Danny Cook, 36, came to the rescue of two-year-old Thomas Corkill, using the Heimlich Manoeuvre, after he started choking on the nugget in McDonald's, in Upton, Wirral.
SOME pup Mollypops has been congratulated by the son of the doctor who gave the world the Heimlich manoeuvre, after she saved her owner from choking to death.
Springer spaniel saves choking owner by performing the Heimlich manoeuvre A dog is not just a man's best friend it's also a woman's.
The 83-year-old performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on charity golf organiser Steve John after a piece of cheese got stuck in his throat.
According to a Channel NewsAsia report, participants will learn basic first aid techniques such as CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), the Heimlich manoeuvre and bandaging, as well as preventive first aid and safety tips like how to prevent strokes and falls.
O'Neill turned the child upside down to prevent her choking and then gently slapped her back and undertook the Heimlich manoeuvre by squeezing her chest from behind to clear her airways.