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Choking - V0
Member: William Mckechnie
Words: William Mckechnie

An adult who is choking

Don’t panic and don’t shout,

Stay calm with reassurance

Encourage coughing out.


If this is not effective

Still congestion of the neck,

Slap between the shoulder blades

After five re-check.


Next! Heimlich manoeuvre

Was his technique to fame,

But does not like back slaps

Associated with his name.


Now it’s called abdominal thrusts

What this is all about,

By forcing up the diaphragm

Might force the blockage out.


So stand behind the casualty

Place hands round waist to front,

Grasp fist pull in and upward

Enough to make them grunt.


Always check between each phase

To see if clear and fine,

If after 3 attempts have failed

You must call nine nine nine

I have a book on amazon kindle filled with poems like this one on First Aid & Health & Safety. All in Rhyme under Bill Mckechnie.