With the massively obese or women in advanced pregnancy, sternal thrusts may be safer and more effective than abdominal thrusts. In the erect victim, the chest is encircled from behind as in the abdominal maneuver, but the fist is placed in the midsternum. In the supine victim, thrusts are applied from the side with the hands in the same position as for external cardiac compressions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Wylie and Churchill-Davidsons|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Practice of Anesthesia, Seventh Edition|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
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