abdominal thrust


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to abdominal thrust: Heimlich maneuver, abdominal thrust 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.
References in periodicals archive ?
In the case of a baby younger than 1 year old, abdominal thrusts are not effective.
* Ensure all staff who care for patients are trained regularly on emergency first aid for choking victims, including proper use of abdominal thrusts (Heimlich maneuver) (Table 2).
* If unsuccessful and the victim is still conscious, repeat up to 5 abdominal thrusts and up to 5 back slaps until the object is dislodged or the victim becomes unconscious.
For an unconscious choking To treat an unconscious adult victim, lay rescuers would choking victim, lay rescuers attempt ventilation, open the including chest compressions and airway and look for a foreign will not conduct abdominal body, perform abdominal thrusts thrusts or blind finger sweeps of (Heimlich Maneuver) and continue the mouth.
3 Try giving yourself abdominal thrusts by placing your hand in a fist, just above your belly button and underneath your ribs.
Some things when they're stuck, they remain stuck, no matter how hard you hit someone's back or you carry out abdominal thrusts.
"Back slaps and abdominal thrusts on their own aren't always effective ways of removing a blockage.
NO CHOKING THE Heimlich manoeuvre consists of abdominal thrusts to clear a blockage from the airway of an adult or child over one year old who is choking.
Call 999 and continue giving bursts of backslaps and abdominal thrusts until help arrives.
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.
"If the blockage is more serious, you will need to find help, or try performing abdominal thrusts on yourself.