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Unconscious Heimlich

Unconscious Heimlich
The first aid procedure for an unconscious person who is choking is to administer the Heimlich maneuver while the person is lying on their back until the object is dislodged or until help arrives.

Update Date: 7/18/2007

Updated by: Eric Perez, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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