first aid


Question by  michaelm (29)

How do you perform the Heimlich maneuver on someone in a wheelchair?

If someone in a wheelchair is choking, is it possible to do the heimlich, or do I have to do something different?


Answer by  georgie (88)

Make sure the brakes of the wheelchair are engaged. Kneel behind the wheelchair, then perform Heimlich manueuver as you would usually do.


Answer by  John (9008)

It is exactly the same, although the person who is wheelchair-bound obviously cannot stand. Thus, you will either have to crouch or pick them up.

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