Dr. Henry Heimlich, the creator of the Heimlich Maneuver used to help a person in choking distress, died at age 96. Have you ever used the Heimlich Maneuver to help someone?
On myself, but I did it wrong lol. I made myself puke it up which worked.
I was choking on a carrot btw
There is a joke in my family that my nana actually invented it.
Before heimlich formally invented it, my nana instinctively used the method when my aunt (then a child) was choking.
I didn't know he was even alive!
No, but my husband used the Heimlich maneuver to save my dad's life.
I have had my life saved by it twice.
Almost, sort of.
I was taking care of my friends' not-quite-one-year-old child once when he choked on a piece of meat and turned blue. I followed the protocol for a choking child, which doesn't include the abdominal thrusts. It starts with finger sweeps of the throat, progresses to thumps on the back, and if those don't work, ends with chest compressions as for CPR. The first two didn't work but I tried finger sweeps again, and that worked, so I didn't have to do the chest compressions.
My mom knew Dr. Heimlich, basically because his wife Jane was on her board of directors when my mom was director of the American Diabetes Cincinnati Affiliate, in the 70s & 80s.
That's scary. I'm afraid if I was alone with someone I would panic and not do it right.
I haven't, but living alone I have watched a video on how to perform a self Heimlich in case I need to.
Saved my brother in law who was turning blue from choking on a hunk of In-n-Out lettuce.
That's great! So, it went In, but wouldn't come Out!? 😁
Lettuce? That must have been some chunk of lettuce.
cc, it doesn't have to be a hunk of lettuce; it can be just a leaf, if it gets stuck covering the opening to the lungs. My understanding is that lettuce can be one of the most difficult things to deal with, because it can act like a valve. You can try to squish it out with the Heimlich but if it doesn't come completely unstuck, it can fall right back and seal up the opening again.
My dad encountered that problem once, when he was a nursing home administrator.
That's very frightening!
The really cool thing is he was in my rotary club and I knew him.
It's a good thing you were there!
Yes but I did it wrong. I thought it was the hind lick maneuver and it just got me a slap in the face. 🙁
I used the child version on my 4 year old niece who was choking on a piece of meat. The meat came out quickly and she screamed and cried for several minutes. She's over 40 now...
My dog was choking and I used a type of Heimlich on her. It worked.
When I first saw that he died I thought it was the nazi Henrich Himmler
It's pretty telling that your mind went straight to nazis.
My comment was pretty non-ambiguous and straight forward. Read it 9 or 10 more times and you might be able to comprehend.
Are you calling me a nazi?
Is that what I said? 🤔 Oh my, you're really struggling with this one.
Used it on my cat (not the mouth part)
How do you do it
Pushed on my cats chest until it spit some metal ball it swallowed
Pushed in? Pushed vertical? Pushed going towards mouth?
My Stepfather was choking on a fish bone at an upscale restaurant. I saw him give the choking sign and went to action. The bone shot across the table and he lived. I later told him I was going to drop his pants and give him the Hiney lick. He laughed and said it would have probably produced similar results!
Why yes, yes I have, just one time. I was 14.
No, but it's been used twice on me.
You gotta chew your food bro 😉
Now ya tell me...
What did you choke in?
If you really meant choke on, I think it was a piece of steak the first time. Second time, I'm not sure. Lol if it was choke in, first time was a restaurant, second was at home.
Haha! Smart Ass!!! 😂
I meant "on"!!
I have a couple guesses as to what you were choking on at home but it wouldn't be very appropriate for me to say. 😉
Hey Kay, it could've been worse. My first thought was a t-shirt and shorts. 😂
Ha, Laser, you know my life isn't quite that exciting.😉
Well, maybe not anymore.
Over here it's been a real "crap on org's self esteem" night. I can see it isn't getting any better.
Oh cmon. I chirp at you because I know you can handle it 😉😘
We all think you are awesome, Org!
Oh I know, Laser. The problem is I handle you better than I handle home.
Gracias, Kay. The feeling's mutual.
Maybe it's the liquor talking but if you ever need somebody to vent to and give you unsolicited advice based on a very limited understanding of the situation, I'm here for you
I have only learned it in health class. I have never had to use it
I used it to help myself. I swallowed a piece of an orange stuck in my throat. It worked like a charm.
On a chair?
First aid instructors should always teach how to self-administer the Heimlich! Many do, but not all.
I've practiced it.
Did he die of asphyxia?