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Reminders! Goodmorning Everyone! Thank you for coming to class prepared and on time. If you are chewing gum please dispose of it now. We appreciate your hard work and your participation throughout these three weeks.
Conscious Choking: Performing the Heimlich Maneuver Ms. Bailey Ms. Erickson Health and Physical Education Department Georgia State University
What sorts of items might a person choke on? Popcorn Hot dog Fuzz from a rug Large buttons Large marble Sticky candy, lickerish Whole grapes Pasty, sticky foods, oatmeal or grains
How might you prevent a person from choking on these items? Vacuum your carpet regularly Cut hot dogs into long, noodle-like strips Cook vegetable to soft consistency Cut food into small pieces Cut meat or poultry into fingertip-sized pieces Avoid round, firm foods and chunks
What are some non-food choking items? Latex balloons Small, loose, or broken toys Pens or marker caps Marbles, buttons, button-type batteries
What should I do in case I witness someone choking? Immediately Perform the Heimlich Maneuver
Steps for Performing the Heimlich Maneuver Step 1: Ask the choking person to stand if he/she is sitting down Step 2: Place yourself slightly behind the standing victim. Step 3: Reassure the victim that you know the Heimlich Maneuver and you are going to help Step 4: Place your arms around the victim’s waist Step 5: Make a fist with one hand and place your thumb toward the victim, just above his/her belly button Step 6: Grab you fist with your other hand.Step 7: Deliver five upward squeeze-thrusts into the abdomen Step 8: Make each squeeze-thrust strong enough to dislodge the foreign body Step 9: Understand that your thrusts make the diaphragm move air out of ht victim’s lungs, creating a kind of artificial cough Step 10: Keep a firm grip on the victim, since he/she can lose consciousness and fall to the ground in the Heimlich Maneuver is not effective Step 11: Repeat the Heimlich Maneuver until the foreignbody is expelled
Let’s Practice Look to your handout! A Heimlich Maneuver checklist has been provided to each team member. Within your teams of 4, pair up with one other person so that one team member performs the Heimlich Maneuver while the other team member checks items off the checklist provided. Complete the checklist, two sided, so that both team members are able to practice performing the Heimlich Maneuver. All 4 members should be given an opportunity to participate. When each member has been given a chance to perform the Maneuver, sit with your team and wait for further instructions. Make sure you take your time and perform the Maneuver correctly, you will be evaluated on each skill.
What should I do if the person becomes Unconscious? 1. Roll the person onto their back on a hard surface, keeping their back in a straight line, firmly supporting their head and neck. Expose the person's chest. 2. Open the person's mouth with your thumb and index finger, placing your thumb over his tongue and your index finger under his chin. If the object is visible and loose, remove it. If the person is older than age 8, sweep two fingers from one side of the throat to the other to attempt to remove the object. 3. Lift the person's chin while tilting the head back to move the tongue away from the windpipe. 4. Place your ear close to the person's mouth and watch for chest movement. For 5 seconds, look, listen, and feel for breathing. 5. If the person is breathing, give first aid for unconsciousness. 6. If the person is not breathing, begin rescue breathing. Maintain the head position, close the person's nostrils by pinching them with your thumb and index finger, and cover the person's mouth tightly with your mouth. Give two slow, full breaths, with a pause in between. 7. If the person's chest does not rise, reposition the head and give two more breaths. 8. Open the person's mouth with your thumb and index finger. If the object is visible and loose, remove it. 9. If the object is removed, but the person has no pulse, begin CPR with chest compressions. IF no object is visible, begin CPR. 10. If the person starts having convulsions or seizures, give first aid for this problem. Immediately dial 911.convulsionsseizures
Evaluation Time! You will need a pen or pencil. Read each quesiton slowly and answer each quiestion to the best of your ability. Remember to separate from others nearby to hinder onlookers. Do you best. Good luck!!