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Plan ahead for accidents and emergencies.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
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Choking Adult Video Demonstration

Watch this video on how to do the Heimlich maneuver.

Review Date: March 24, 2012

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Heimlich Maneuver - Overview

The Heimlich maneuver is an emergency technique for preventing suffocation when a person's airway (windpipe) becomes blocked by a piece of food or other object. Read on to find instructions and illustrations for administering first aid to adults, infants, and children.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

University of Maryland Medical Center

Learn CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation): You Can Do It!

This page presents illustrated guides and video demonstrations showing how to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to adults, children, infants and even pets. First aid for choking victims and phone apps are also provided.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

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Swallowing Disorders Information Page

Swallowing disorders (dysphagias) involve difficulty in passing food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Changing the diet by adding thickeners helps many people, as does learning different ways to eat and chew that reduce the risk of choking.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS

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