First Aid Tips
The Heimlich Maneuver is the best known method of
removing an object from the airway of a person who
is choking. You can use it on yourself or someone
else. These are the steps:
1. Stand behind the choking person and wrap your
arms around his or her waist. Bend the person slightly
2. Make a fist with one hand and place it slightly
above the person's navel.
3. Grasp your fist with the other hand and press
hard into the abdomen with a quick, upward thrust.
Repeat this procedure until the object is expelled
from the airway.
If you must perform this maneuver on yourself, position
your own fist slightly above your navel.
Grasp your fist with your other hand and thrust upward
into your abdomen until the object is expelled.