Growing up in a home with an RN as a mother you learn lots of little tid bits about medicine, health and life saving. One of the things that stayed in the back of my brain all these years is how to perform the Heimlich maneuver. I never had the chance to do it so I never had the chance to actually practice. However I can now say that I have had to save my husband’s life twice now with the help of Mr. Heimlich. The first time was maybe one year ago with a stubborn piece of steak and the second time was just the other day with an un-coated pill that was entirely too big to be considered one pill. The look of panic in his eyes was enough to get the adrenaline flowing. So consider this a friendly reminder that if you need to brush up on your skills or have never learned how to do the Heimlich maneuver take one minute twenty three seconds and watch this little video. (the music choice for the video is a bit odd, but the content is good)

Now get out there and save a life or two!

2 thoughts on “Heimlich

  1. I can’t believe you’ve done this twice!! I always thought it’s something that you probably never end up using – like needing to know what happens if a friend gets struck by lightening. =) Yeah, interesting music. Maybe they planned to have some synchronized dance moves going on in the background – to get us pumped up to do the hemlich.

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