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The Importance of Learning The Heimlich Maneuver

Posted by Tom Senkus on Feb 13, 2019 11:34:46 AM

The Heimlich Maneuver is credited to a German-American thoracic surgeon, Dr. Henry Heimlich, by the Journal of American Medicine. Dr. Heimlich first wrote of the idea of how to come to the aid of people who are choking in June of 1974, in a medical paper known as Emergency Medicine. The procedure consists of standing behind victim having problems speaking, breathing, and coughing, and first slapping their back five times. Next, while still standing behind the victim, you will place clenched fist just above navel and below rib cage. Your other hand will go over the fist and push inward and upward five times. Repeat back slaps and abdominal thrusts until food or other item is dislodged. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEK0J-U66to   
 
When Dr. Heimlich wrote his idea for Emergency Medicine, he referred to the procedure as subdiaphragmatic pressure — and that is quite a mouthful to speak! Both Doctor Heimlich and Premier Health and Safety understand that choking is nothing to take lightly and every second does count! Heimlich and Premier Health And Safety agree this simple procedure should be common knowledge to the general population.  

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Why Everyone at Work Should Know CPR

Posted by Tom Senkus on Feb 6, 2019 3:19:05 PM

It begins as a typical workday.  The phones are continually ringing, the photocopier churning out the forms, and the multi-page business reports non-stop.  Folks are moving about the office floor at a hectic pace doing the daily due diligence to meet tight workplace deadlines to please clients and the boss.

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Lifeguard Certifications with Premier Health and Safety

Posted by Tom Senkus on Jan 28, 2019 11:43:08 AM

Have you been weighing the decision to become a lifeguard?

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