Figure 4-5.Position for standing abdominal thrust.
The abdominal thrust makes use of the air
reserve in the lungs. It is also highly effective in
removing water from the lungs of near drowning
ABDOMINAL THRUST STANDING
TECHNIQUE. Stand behind the victim and
wrap your arms around the victims waist, as il-
lustrated in figure 4-5. Make a fist with one hand
and place it thumbside against the abdomen along
the midline and slightly above the navel. Grasp
the fist with the other hand (see figure 4-6). Give
four quick upward thrusts to the victim. The ob-
struction should pop out like a champagne cork.
ABDOMINAL THRUST RECLINING
TECHNIQUE. Position yourself for the thrust
Figure 4-6.Correct hand position for abdominal thrust.