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Irvington Middle School Students Perform Heimlich Maneuver In Health Class

Sixth-grade students learned how to perform the Heimlich maneuver during a demonstration in health teacher Luann Ricciardi’s class.
Sixth-grade students learned how to perform the Heimlich maneuver during a demonstration in health teacher Luann Ricciardi’s class. Photo Credit: http://res.cloudinary.com/daily-voice/raw/upload/v1454515410/IMS_Health_Class_Pic_2_vpumzu.JPG

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Sixth-grade students at Irvington Middle School got a lifesaving lesson in how to provide first aid for choking victims during a demonstration in health teacher Luann Ricciardi’s class.

The students learned what to do in an emergency, how to recognize when a person is choking and how to perform the Heimlich maneuver.

“Having the knowledge of how to respond in a medical emergency can truly save a life,” Ricciardi said.

“As sixth-graders at Irvington Middle School, the students have the chance to explore some very important aspects of living well. One of them is knowing what to do in an emergency.”

Ricciardi said that besides knowing what to do in a choking emergency, her students are learning what to do about a bloody nose and how to use an EpiPen.

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