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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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Give 5 quick abdominal thrusts by placing the thumb side of your fist against the middle of the victim's abdomen, just above the navel.
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.
The use of abdominal thrusts (commonly known as the Heimlich maneuver) to clear an object from the airway of a conscious person will still be taught under the new guidelines.
If this falls, follow with five abdominal thrusts (the Heimlich maneuver) for a child older than one year of age who is sitting or standing.
Parents Rob, 42, and Kathy Lapsley, 39, who frantically gave back blows and abdominal thrusts to their daughter before an off-duty policeman and ambulance worker took over, accused Mr Jones of lying.
Parents Rob, 42, and Kathy Lapsley, 39, frantically gave back blows and abdominal thrusts to their daughter before an off-duty policeman and ambulance worker took over.
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.
That didn't seem to make any difference so I moved on to the next procedure which was to try the abdominal thrusts," he explained.
If this does not work, give up to five abdominal thrusts.