Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Can you give yourself the heimlich?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Apr. 14, 2010 in Just for Fun

This question is closed.
Answers (5)
  • Anon:29 and Anon:41 are right. When I went through first aid & CPR training, they said the same thing. It's an "abdominal thrust" and yes, you can do it on yourself, but it's tricky.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 6:47 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • Yes, but the assistance of a chair back is helpful.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:28 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • Nope. The Heimlich is a trademarked name. You can save yourself from choking by doing an abdominal thrust with your fist under your diaphram
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:29 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • It was actually developed as a way to help yourself from choking if you are alone. Look it up.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:35 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • I don't have to look it up. The man who invented this had died and his children trademarked the name and said to everyone you can't call it that or we will sue. YOU do the research, we learned this tidbit of useless information in Medical Training. :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN