Friday, May 27, 2016

Doctor Uses Heimlich Maneuver, Saves Life

From the Cincinnati Enquirer:
When he heard that a resident was choking, Perry Gaines, maître d’ for the Deupree House dining room, ran toward the table.

Gaines has been trained in the Heimlich maneuver and has performed it at least twice in the two years he has worked at the Hyde Park senior living facility.

When Gaines arrived at the table, Dr. Henry Heimlich, a 96-year-old resident of the Deupree House who invented the famous technique for clearing a blocked airway, was standing behind the woman, ready to perform it.

Typically, a staff member would do it. “But,” Gaines said, pausing, “it is Dr. Heimlich....

HT: MetaFilter

Although the story says this was Heimlich's first use of the Heimlich one of the MetaFilter commenters dug up a 2003 story from the BBC that said he had already used it once. The BBC story also said that in some parts of the world the good doctor is known for something else.