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Combat Shooter System

by mary bose (2019-04-24)

If you take a CPR course from the American Red Cross Combat Shooter System Review/ or the American Heart Association you will find the content to be nearly identical. However, the two organizations have noticeably different recommendations on how to respond to a child or adult who is conscious and choking. What follows is a brief history of the recommended responses to conscious choking - a history that has been filled with controversy for nearly the last 40 years. When first aid courses began being taught to the public, the conventional response to a choking victim was to give them a "back blow" or "back slap". As early as 1933 the American Red Cross was recommending this method. You can see an example of traditional back slaps in the film, "Field of Dreams" when Burt Lancaster's character, a doctor from the 1920s, saves a choking child.In 1974 everything changed. Dr. Henry Heimlich, who developed the Heimlich maneuver, often called abdominal thrusts in safety classes, published an article about the maneuver. By 1976 both the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross had incorporated abdominal thrusts. Responders were told to give back blows, but if they failed to dislodge the object, give abdominal thrusts.