Just had to Heimlich a kid


  • Specializes in Pediatrics, Community Health, School Health. Has 27 years experience.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time!! The first graders were eating lunch and they asked me to cover the front desk (about 20 feet away from the cafeteria) for 10 minutes. All of a sudden a teacher looking terrified comes running to me yelling "Someone is choking". I had just answered the phone when she grabbed me and I threw the phone onto the desk and went running. The little boy was legit choking. I did the heimlich and a giant glob of food came up and out :wideyed: How he fit that much food into his mouth is beyond me. Anyway, he then vomited, cried and will be fine. I called his mom to tell her so she is aware. Poor kiddo is still shaking. The funniest part is, I went back to the front desk and the hone rang and the person says "Um, I just called a few minutes ago and think the call got dropped" :roflmao: I said "actually, the phone got dropped, by me".

NutmeggeRN, BSN

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Specializes in kids. Has 40 years experience.

Well done!


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Specializes in School Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

You're a rock star!!!!


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Specializes in School Nurse. Has 10 years experience.

Superhero in action!!!

bsyrn, ASN, RN

810 Posts

Specializes in Peds, School Nurse, clinical instructor. Has 24 years experience.

Awesome Job!!! Glad the kiddo is OK :)


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Specializes in NCSN. Has 4 years experience.

Awesome job!


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Has 10 years experience.

Very well done! Pretty funny about the 'dropped' call.... :)

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

3,142 Posts

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 14 years experience.

Sense of humor = still intact!

Go, you!!

Specializes in School. Has 10 years experience.

Awesome Job!!!!!!!

allnurses Guide


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Specializes in Pediatrics Retired.

School Nursing...snatching kids from the jaws of death; one kid at at time! Way to go!!