Choking in the Media

It shouldn’t be surprising that choking has been “featured” in movies as well as in the news.

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Preteens and Teens

News reports have highlighted the heroic actions of preteens and teenagers who knew how to perform the Heimlich maneuver for a classmate, family member, teacher (or other adult) with complete airway obstruction.

In the Movies

Choking episodes have been portrayed in several movies (sometimes accurately and sometimes not).

Actors in Real Life Saving Lives

Although most movie actors are best known for their on-screen performances, some actors have made headlines because of real life heroics.

Did You Know?!

A 2013 report stated that, from 2001 to 2009, an average of 12,435 children (14 years old or younger) per year were treated in US Emergency Rooms because of food-related choking.[Ref:375]