Most of us were taught how to do the Heimlich maneuver or had CPR training at some point in our lives. I was taught CPR in health class in high school eons ago, then got briefly retaught in the mid 90's when I was working in Toledo radio. I can't remember much of either session.
Good thing 11-year-old Terrius Winters knew how to do it. Terrius saved a classmates life, perhaps, when the classmate was choking on a piece of candy in a Mark Bills Middle School bathroom between classes. Terrius was shown how to do the Heimlich by his mother and it paid off. Terrius gets a 95-5, Hi Five for sure. He was honored by his school this week and the Journal Star posted the story on page 1 today.
The quick and easy way to do it is like this:
If choking is occurring, the Red Cross recommends a "five-and-five" approach to delivering first aid:
So, if you were squeemish about giving mouth to mouth resuscitation, looks like that's not mandatory anymore. There's a bit more to it with regards to pregnant women and obese people. Click on this website for more details. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-choking/FA00025 You never know when these life saving skills could come in handy!