Heimlich Heroes Blog


Jan 24, 2017

Everyone, Young and Old, Should Learn the Heimlich Maneuver®

Heimlich Heroes™, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit, trains young people how to recognize and respond to a choking emergency. Since our inception in 2013, our organization has focused on training kids, ages 7-14, how to correctly perform the Heimlich Maneuver®. This year we are expanding Heimlich Heroes to adults with our upcoming adult training program!

Anyone can choke on anything, at anyplace, at anytime and everyone should be prepared in a choking emergency! Ending preventable choking deaths has an answer? the Heimlich Maneuver.
Learning the Heimlich is a series of four simple steps. If you do not know the maneuver, you should learn it! You can save a life.

Here's how:

  • Tuck your thumb into the palm of your hand and close your fingers around it, making a fist.
  • Place the pinky side of your fist on the victim's belly button and roll your fist up toward the ribcage until your thumb is against their body.
  • Once your fist is in place below the ribcage, take your other hand and wrap it around your fist.
  • Press into the abdomen with a quick inward and upward thrust. Repeat this motion until the object is dislodged.

The Heimlich Heroes training program can be used in schools, clubs, groups, and any youth organization. Later this year, we will launch an adult version of the program so that companies, teachers, restaurants, clubs, groups and other adult organizations will be able to use our adult program.

Knowing how to correctly perform the Heimlich Maneuver is a life-saving skill. Everyone, no matter their age, should learn the maneuver!

Stay tuned to Heimlich Heroes for more information in the upcoming months about our adult training program. To register your school or youth organization, visit our website for more information!

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