Airway Obstruction - for obstructed airway for the...

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Introduction Most common respiratory emergency. There are two types of airway obstruction: Anatomical Mechanical
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Some Causes Trying to swallow large pieces of poorly chewed food. ± Drinking alcohol before or during meals. ± Wearing dentures. ± Eating while talking or laughing, or eating too fast. ± Walking, playing or running with food or objects in mouth.
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The universal signal of choking.
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Care for Conscious Choking Encourage to keep coughing If cannot cough, breathe or speak, the airway is obstructed. Get behind victim and give 5 back blows give 5 abdominal thrusts . Until the object is: removed the victim can breathe
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Special Considerations Pregnant- give chest thrusts. If alone & choking give AT’s to self. Lean over a firm object and press abdomen into it. Make fist and give self quick, upward thrusts. If becomes unconscious, help to the floor and begin care
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Unformatted text preview: for obstructed airway for the unconscious Conscious ChokingInfant Can easily swallow small objects or small pieces of food Additional reasons for choking include The infants airway has not fully developed. Infants are still developing eating skills. Conscious Choking Infant 5 back blows 5 Chest Compressions Becomes Unconscious Call 9-1-1 Lower to a table or floor. Continue care for unconscious obstructed airway Review Airway Obstruction Conscious Cant speak , cough, breathe Give 5 back blows Give 5 abdominal thrusts Until breathe, removed or unconscious Pregnant or too large-chest thrusts Airway Obstruction Conscious Infant Call EMS 5 back blows 5 chest compressions Support body on arm & knee Head lower than body Until can breathe, object removed or victim becomes unconscious...
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