abdominal thrusts


abdominal thrusts
= Heimlich manoeuvre
a manoeuvre for the treatment of choking in which the patient is held firmly around the midriff just under the ribcage. The hands of the rescuer are held as a fist and short sharp thrusts into the patient's upper abdomen are made in order to dislodge the obstructing article from the airway.

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  • Choking — Chocking redirects here. For the mechanical tool, see Wheel chock. For the act of compressing someone s neck, see Strangling. For other uses, see Choke. Choking Classification and external resources ICD 10 F41.0, R06.8, T17, W78 W80 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Henry Heimlich — Dr. Henry J. Heimlich Born Henry Judah Heimlich February 3, 1920 (1920 02 03) (age 91) Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. Education M.D., Cornell University Years active …   Wikipedia

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  • Airway obstruction — Partial or complete blockage of the breathing tubes to the lungs. Obstruction of the airway can be due to different causes including foreign bodies, allergic reactions, infections, anatomical abnormalities and trauma. The onset of respiratory… …   Medical dictionary

  • Choking (object in airway) — Partial or complete obstruction of the airway can be due to a foreign body (e.g., food, a bead, toy, etc.) The onset of respiratory distress may be sudden with cough. There is often agitation in the early stage of airway obstruction. The signs of …   Medical dictionary

  • Foreign body airway obstruction — Partial or complete blockage of the breathing tubes to the lungs due to a foreign body (e.g., food, a bead, toy, etc.) The onset of respiratory distress may be sudden with cough. There is often agitation in the early stage of airway obstruction.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Obstruction, airway — Partial or complete blockage of the breathing tubes to the lungs. Obstruction of the airway can be due to different causes including foreign bodies, allergic reactions, infections, anatomical abnormalities and trauma. The onset of respiratory… …   Medical dictionary


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