Takin' down the trac
By Smitha R. Chadaga MD
The Heat was one of my top movies of 2013 for the following reasons:
1) Watching the preview lead to a hilarious discussion with my five year old of what Spanx are. He decided they are just pants you wear under pants.
When FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) tries to treat a choking victim with a tracheostomy she disregards standard Basic Life Support (BLS) procedures. So if you come across an adult who is choking please do the following:
This is done by standing behind the victim, placing one had above the bellybutton with the other hand on top and then pressing quickly and forcefully upward with the closed fist.
2) Continue the maneuver until the object is coughed up or the victim becomes unresponsive.
3) If the victim becomes unresponsive then begin CPR.
To avoid this fate just cut your fast food with a knife and fork. Like Emily Gilmore.