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Is the heimlich maneuver safe?

Is the heimlich maneuver safe?

Mostly: The heimlich maneuver is a means to rapidly increase the pressure in the chest to expel something caught in the windpipe. To the extent that it is successful, it can be lifesaving. Rarely it could cause some degree of things like rib fractures or internal damage but those consequences are worth the risk when a life is at stake. ...Read more

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Can you explain the heimlich maneuver?

Can you explain the heimlich maneuver?

Windpipe obstruction: The heimlich maneuver is a way to assist someone whose throat is blocked with (usually) food and occasionally other stuff. Since they cannot inhale either, they cannot increase the pressure in their chest too much. You reach around them, clench your hands and forcefully compress the chest to get a rush of air to push out the object in the throat. It is a lifesaver and you can be a hero. ...Read more

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Can I do the heimlich maneuver to myself?

Can I do the heimlich maneuver to myself?

Heimlich: In an emergency situation, if you are alone, leaning your upper abdomen above the navel forcefully against an object like a chair or table in an upward direction can provide a similar result. Or better still, you can use your fist against the upper abdomen between the rib cage and navel and then push upward quickly with your other hand on top of your fist. ...Read more

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How can I give myself the heimlich maneuver?

How can I give myself the heimlich maneuver?

You cannot: This requires an external compressive force around the chest and you cannot do this to yourself. Coughing and hard blowing are your only recourses if you are alone. ...Read more

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Can having the heimlich maneuver done be dangerous?

Can having the heimlich maneuver done be dangerous?

Heimlich maneuver: Should not perform the heimlich maneuver on a person unless they literally cannot breathe. The heimlich maneuver can resulted in fractured ribs and can definitely cause some abdominal pain but it sure beats not breathing. If the person is able to breathe then you should wait to get them to the emergency room right away. You don't want a partially occluded airway to become completely occluded. ...Read more

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Can the heimlich maneuver stop choking on gum?

Can the heimlich maneuver stop choking on gum?

Yes: This is the kind of thing the heimlich maneuver was invented for. It should not be used on someone who is able to talk. ...Read more

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What is the proper heimlich maneuver for unconscious person?

What is the proper heimlich maneuver for unconscious person?

From MedlinePlus...: For a conscious person who is sitting or standing, position yourself behind the person and reach your arms around his or her waist.
Place your fist, thumb side in, just above the person's navel and grab the fist tightly with your other hand.
Pull your fist abruptly upward and inward to increase airway pressure behind the obstructing object and force it from the windpipe. ...Read more

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At what moment should you do the heimlich maneuver to a conscious but choking child?

At what moment should you do the heimlich maneuver to a conscious but choking child?

No air movement: When no air is able to move in or out you should try the heimlich manuever. ...Read more

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How should you perform the heimlich maneuver on someone who is very obese or in the last term of pregnancy?

How should you perform the heimlich maneuver on someone who is very obese or in the last term of pregnancy?

The same way: The heimlich maneuver in obese and pregnant patients is done the same way, but the technique of pressing just under the sternum (chest bone) from behind upwards with both arms to the patient must be absolutely accurate and not squeezing the abdomen. ...Read more

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How do you do heimlich? Pictures pls.

Heimlich: You can check this site for this info: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000047.Htm. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be choking on food, have the heimlich and not have the food fly out?

Depends: CPR will give you the best guidelines on what to do in the instance when someone is choking and/ coughing hard. It is imperative that you learn bls, basic life support. You can find classes at your local hospital, many community programs and the american red cross chapter nearest you. ...Read more

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Can you actually hurt someone when performing the heimlich manuvuer?

Can you actually hurt someone when performing the heimlich manuvuer?

Weigh the results: Yes one can be hurt by performing the heimlich maneuver as well as cpr. Broken ribs, etc. Can occur, but the alternative to saving one's life sure should outweigh not trying. There should be more of a push for proper cpr/choking training, which in dentistry, we are required to re-certify every 2 years. You don't need a professional license to obtain training. Experts cause broken bones too. ...Read more

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How would one do the heimlich on a late-pregnancy female?

How would one do the heimlich on a late-pregnancy female?

Above uterus: Careful compression of the upper abdomen (above the top of the uterus) of the pregnant woman can help dislodge foreign bodies from the upper maternal airway near term. See attached illustration for visualization (an image is worth more than a thousand words). ...Read more

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If someone is choking on a water after eating a big bite of pizza, do you give them the heimlich?

Depends: CPR will give you the best guidelines on what to do in the instance when someone is choking and/ coughing hard. It is imperative that you learn bls, basic life support. You can find classes at your local hospital, many community programs and the american red cross chapter nearest you. ...Read more

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If a pt is unconscious, not breathing, and has a pulse, start rescue breathing? The person was pale, not blue. Someone tried to stand her up and do the heimlich man. I'm fairly certain the person had a carotid pulse and gave her breaths, but wonder if we

If a pt is unconscious, not breathing, and has a pulse, start rescue breathing? The person was pale, not blue. Someone tried to stand her up and do the heimlich man. I'm fairly certain the person had a carotid pulse and gave her breaths, but wonder if we

First,: First, yell out to call 911

if unsure of pulse, start chest compressions, 100 per minute rate. Without blood flow, patient will die.

Please check link below for CPR info.

Hope everything turned out ok. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a dix hallpike maneuver?

Useful sometimes: The dix hallpike maneuver is something that is used often for certain indications. It is a diagnostic tool to help determine why someone is feeling off-balance. ...Read more

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Will I need any medicine for pain when I go for a dix hallpike maneuver?

No: The dix–hallpike test or nylen-barany test is a diagnostic maneuver used to identify benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, no pain in performing that test. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still feel off balance with bppv after doing the epley maneuver and how long will it last?

Is it normal to still feel off balance with bppv after doing the epley maneuver and how long will it last?

Bppv: As the particles "dump" into the part of the inner ear called the vestibule the unsteadiness can last for a variable length of time. Usually a few days to a week. Sometimes repositioning needs to be repeated, about 80% effective after one treatment. ...Read more

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What happens when I do a valsalva maneuver?

Valsalva: Doing a valsalva maneuver will equalize the pressure between ears and sinuses if the area is not filled with mucus or swollen. It is also called "clearing your ears". ...Read more

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Will an epley maneuver help with visual vertigo?

Will an epley maneuver help with visual vertigo?

No: An epley maneuver is only a benefit in benign positional vertigo. In this condition loose calcium deposits are repositioned into an area where they cannot float freely. This is the only condition in which an epley maneuver is a benefit. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: valsalva maneuver?

See below: The valsalva maneuver or valsalva manoeuvre is performed by moderately forceful attempted exhalation against a closed airway, usually done by closing one's mouth, pinching one's nose shut while pressing out as if blowing up a balloon. ...Read more

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What is epley maneuver? I'm told this will help with my positional vertigo.

What is epley maneuver? I'm told this will help with my positional vertigo.

STEROIDS FOR VERTIGO: Steroids like Dexamethasome are the ultimate antiinflamatory treatment for asthma/MS/Vertigo. But they can only be used sparingly. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord may be done. Also start low salt GF diet WholeApproach. Com EPPLEY MANURERS ARE TO MOVE OTOLITHS ...Read more

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Had Epley Maneuver on Omniax for BPPV. One week and no change. Could it still get better?

Had Epley Maneuver on Omniax for BPPV. One week and no change. Could it still get better?

May need another one: In some cases the Epley maneuver does not work the first time around and you may need a second maneuver in order to completely clear out the debris in the semicircular Canal. ...Read more

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What is the best maneuver for vertigo when I only get symptoms when lying on my left side? I don't want to dislodge other crystals to worsen vertigo

What is the best maneuver for vertigo when I only get symptoms when lying on my left side? I don't want to dislodge other crystals to worsen vertigo

Epley: Epley otocanalith respositioning maneuver which is best done by your neurologist in the office the 1st time around; once you learn the proper technique you can do the same exercise at home on your own until the vertigo has been gone for more than 1 day. ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering from severe vertigo symptoms since 3 years. Had done epleys maneuver thrIce. But I stIll experIence thesame feelIng. What shall I do?

Reassess diagnosis: Epley maneuver is often useful to address positional vertigo, but doesn't always work. But could be that your events are caused by different disorder such as Meniere's, and would be of value to discuss further with otolaryngologist. In some cases, paroxysmal vertigo can be caused by migraine equivalent. ...Read more

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