Quick! Google The Heimlich Maneuver!
Thanks to our friend Dede, we’ve got another comic to share with you:
This reminds me a little bit of the Stone Soup strips that I posted a while back. With those, knowlege of the Heimlich maneuver had a good outcome. With this one, judging from the apathy of the characters, I can’t promise the same thing.What do you think? Will whomever is choking be okay? If only these students had taken a Red Cross first aid class, they wouldn’t have to be Googling instructions at the last minute…stay tuned!
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The technique is called abdominal thrusts.
Yep, we know that. Just quoting the cartoon, but thanks for pointing that out!
Cute comic, Lisa, thanks for posting! Quick question:
As you know, a couple years ago the ARC revised choking rescue guidelines and now recommends backblows as the first treatment response. I haven’t seen any local news reports about this update, have you?
Oops, Lise, sorry for missplelling your name in my previous comment….
Good question. I’ve only been with the Red Cross for about a year and a half, so that’s before my time. Not sure what the coverage was when that was announced, but I can say there was a decent amount of media interest when we started talking about “compression-only CPR.”
In any case, maybe it’s time to get the word out again!