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In 1974 Dr Heimlich,an American doctor,described the procedure of how to give first aid to people who are choking. The Heimlich poster is required by.

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3 In 1974 Dr Heimlich,an American doctor,described the procedure of how to give first aid to people who are choking. The Heimlich poster is required by law to be posted in every restaurant in many states in the United States

4 Choking is a mechanical obstruction of the flow of air into the lungs. Some of the first symptoms of choking are: the inability to speak or cry out difficulty in breathing violent coughing

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6 HOW TO PERFORM THE HEIMLICH MANOEUVRE :

7 Lean the person forward slightly and stand behind him or her.

8 Make a fist with one hand.

9 Put your arms around the person and grasp your fist with the other hand near the top of the stomach,just below the centre of the rib cage.

10 Make a quick,hard movement inward and upward until the cause of the obstruction is removed.

11 Since the Heimlich Manoeuver was introduced, it has saved the lives of more than 50,000 people. EVERYBODY SHOULD LEARN IT !!!

12 PAOLO GERONIMI photographs MATTIA BIANCHI AND CLAUDIA MAFEZZINI actors EVA NEGRI, ELENA CERLETTI, ALIZE PUPPO, DEBORA BALATTI, ALESSANDRO DEL CURTO, SARA PADDEU layout “Linkin Park - From the Inside” music provided by DAVIDE BOSSI Contributors

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