Nurse Tonia teaches the Heimlich and Heimlich Andy

Heimlich Andy
Posted on 02/11/2019
Heimlich Andy

Heimlich and You

Choking is the 5th leading cause of accidental death.

  • In 2017 5,051 people in the US died from choking.
  • 4 minutes without oxygen to the brain can cause permanent brain damage.
  • You have a 1 in 2,696 chance of choking during your lifetime.
  • Food is often the cause of choking incidents.
  • Someone who is choking can not cough or speak.


If you see someone clutching their throat, coughing, gagging,

wheezing or passed out, would you know what to do?


Heimlich Heroes says to:


Ask-Are you choking?

Shout-For someone specific to call 911

Begin- Tell the person you know the heimlich and are going to help them

Stop- stop once object is dislodged. May take several attempts.

Go-See the doctor to ensure that you are okay.


We will be reviewing this at the Wellness Fair practicing with Andy the Heimlich Doll.



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