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abdominal thrust

quick, hard movements directed inward and upward towards the diaphragm to assist an adult to expel foreign objects in the airway. See Heimlich maneuver.

abdominal thrust

An alternative to the Heimlich manoeuvre when a patient is unconscious or lying down. With the patient on his or her back, the heel of the hand is placed just above the navel, the free hand is paced on top of the other hand, the arms are kept straight and four rapid thrusts are made downwards and in the direction of the head.

Heim·lich ma·neu·ver

(hīm'lik mă-nū'vĕr)
Action designed to expel an obstructing bolus of food from the throat by placing a fist on the abdomen between navel and costal margin, grasping fist from behind with other hand, and forcefully thrusting it inward and upward to force the diaphragm upward, thus forcing air up the trachea to dislodge obstruction.

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In the case of a baby younger than 1 year old, abdominal thrusts are not effective.
If the 5 abdominal thrusts have been unsuccessful, lean the victim forward and perform up to 5 back slaps.
Check the mouth quickly after each one, and if that doesn't work, give up to five abdominal thrusts by placing a clenched first above the navel and pulling inwards and upwards sharply.
What name is given to abdominal thrusts performed on a choking victim, which is named after the American physician to whom it is credited?
Realizing that Foster was injured, the officers tried to clear his airway by removing his dentures, Frasier said, and tried two abdominal thrusts to remove any blockage, with no results.
Continue the cycle of back blows and abdominal thrusts until the person can breathe or cough forcefully, the object is dislodged or the person becomes unconscious.
Highlights of the skills changes, as a result of the new data, include: for CPR, students will now be instructed to perform cycles of 30 chest compressions and two breaths; and to aid a conscious choking victim, utilize a series of five back blows and five abdominal thrusts.
If unsuccessful, perform up to five abdominal thrusts by grasping the casualty from behind and placing a clenched fist below the top of the stomach.
If that fails move on to abdominal thrusts - if you have to resort to that you must take the child to hospital because there is the risk of damaging internal organs.
4 Try abdominal thrusts if your child is still choking.