Heimlich manoeuvre – level 2

02-06-2016 15:00

Henry Heimlich invented the Heimlich manoeuvre, which is a first-aid procedure. You press on a person’s abdomen to remove something from that person’s windpipe when he or she is choking.

Doctor Heimlich is 96 years old now. He knows that his manoeuvre works, but he never used it – until now. He saved the life of a woman at the senior centre in Ohio where they both live.

The doctor said that saving the woman’s life was a wonderful feeling.

Difficult words: manoeuvre (the act of moving something), first-aid procedure (something you do to help somebody), windpipe (the tube for breathing from the throat to the lungs).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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