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Heimlich Maneuver Assist Devices

Definition : Devices designed to be placed on a person's abdomen to facilitate a maneuver (known as Heimlich maneuver) intended to generate a pressure to move and expel an obstructing foreign body in that person's airway (i.e., to relieve choking). These devices usually include a head with a central bulge to be placed against the upper abdomen and a rod and two handles; the device is used by being pulled inward and upward to generate the desired expulsion pressure on the lungs.

Entry Terms : "Anti-Choking Devices" , "Abdominal Thrust Devices, Anti-Choking" , "Anti-Choking Pads"

UMDC code : 22946

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