[Coco] Get to know your neighbors, folks
flexser at fiu.edu
Tue Jun 2 19:33:50 EDT 2009
On 6/2/09, Torsten Dittel <Torsten at dittel.info> wrote:
> Didn't the American Heart Association warn against the use of the so-called
> "Heimlich Maneuver" as unproven and dangerous, due to its risk of vomiting
> leading to aspiration?!?
According to the wikipedia entry on Heimlich, that warning only
applies to using the Heimlich in drowning rescue attempts. For
conscious people who are choking, the American Red Cross now
recommends 5 back blows and, if that fails, 5 abdominal thrusts, the
latter being the now-preferred term for Heimlich maneuvers.
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