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The Heimlich maneuver la sugar

The Heimlich maneuver la sugar


Question:

- How should I proceed correctly if my child drowned with food or another object? I was told by someone (the unauthorized person) that it would not be good to give the little girl with the palm of her head at the neck. I mention that my daughter is 6 months old.

Answer:

In the case of aspiration of foreign bodies (pieces of toys, candy, buttons, seeds, etc.), the first aid consists of the Heimlich maneuver that in infants and young children is done as follows:

In the case of aspiration of foreign bodies (pieces of toys, candy, buttons, seeds, etc.), the first aid consists of the Heimlich maneuver that in infants and young children is done as follows:

  • place the child on the left forearm with his face down, holding his head with his hand (without choking him), so that the head is lower than the chest and 4 right blows will be applied between the shoulder blades.
  • if this maneuver fails to remove the foreign body, then the child turns upwards and sits on his knees, with his head lower than the trunk and with two fingers, compressions will be made in the lower part of the sternum, from the bottom up.
    The foreign body will be searched in the oral cavity. If these maneuvers fail to clear the airways, the emergency service will be called and resuscitation maneuvers will begin.
    Alina Pop-Began
    - Resident physician - Anesthesia and Intensive Care-
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