Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How to save a life

Phoenix Manager of Distribution Operations Frank Allen was at the P&DC making sure the mail was moving, when he was summoned to the cafeteria. There he found an employee choking, despite two attempts to clear the employee's airway.

Frank Allen saved a coworkers life
He stood behind the employee, who was turning blue from a lack of oxygen, and performed the Heimlich Maneuver, which resulted in a dislodging the food in the employee’s throat.

Breathing again, the paramedics arrived shortly thereafter and gave first aid treatment to the grateful employee.

Do you know how to do the Heimlich? You never know when you might need it.

Click here for simple instructions.


grannybunny said...

"Breathing again, the paramedics..." Thank God, the paramedics are breathing again! Just kidding; good article.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome story! It is such a simple maneuver and everyone should learn it! Good job Frank Allen!!!