modified chest thrusts
- plural of
- My hands were very tired during the Heimlich maneuver class after we got to the modified chest thrusts part, four rounds of modified chest thrusts I lost too much dexterity in my hands to continue!
- (emergency medicine) A first aid procedure used to treat choking in a pregnant or obese patient in which the patient's chest is pressured by the performer's thumb knuckle with their hand balled into a fist to expel air, thereby dislodging the obstruction in the windpipe.
- The patient's face was blue from lack of oxygen induced by an airway blockage which led a fast thinking EMT on scene to begin and successfully perform modified chest thrusts on the very fat patient.