English vocabulary and translations (See all)
the Heimlich Maneuver: the emergency technique which employs a firm upward thrust just below the rib cage to eject an object, such as food, from the throat of a choking person
The Heimlich Maneuver is a first aid technique to expel a strange body that obstructs the respiratory tract. It is used when somebody is choking, and cannot speak because they have difficulties to breathe.
- "I'm going to administer the Heimlich Maneuver."
Do you have smart way of remembering 'Heimlich maneuver'? Share it with us!