Children's Health and Wellness

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.

Online Source: Safe Kids USAhttp://www.safekids.org/assets/docs/ourwork/research/suffocation.pdf
Online Source: Safe Kids USAhttp://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/little-kids/at-home/choking-suffocation-and.html
Online Source: Safe Kids USAhttp://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/safety-guide/baby-safety-basics/back-to-sleep.html
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Berry, Judith PhD, APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Hughen, Marie Baker RN, BSN
Date Last Reviewed: 6/1/2011
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