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Be ready: Choking

I unfortunately had an opportunity today to need to know what to do for a choking victim. Formally called the Heimlich maneuver, abdominal thrusts are forceful inward and upward thrusts attempting to help dislodge the object stuck in the victim’s airway.

Everyone should have some basic training in helping someone in trouble. Parents especially should take it upon themselves to be prepared to save their own children.

Here’s a link for the American Red Cross website on rescuing a choking victim. Red Cross Choking Help

There are lots of places to learn basic first aid. Consider this class from the Red Cross to learn all the skills you should know in one session.

Don’t regret doing nothing.

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