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Airway Obstruction Index

The airways in children can become obstructed (blocked) in many ways, requiring the emergency clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some other considerations, for which a brief overview has been provided.

Airway Obstruction Overview

Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

Identifying High-Risk Situations


Medical Reviewers:

  • Berry, Judith PhD, APRN
  • Hughen, Marie Baker RN, BSN