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Respiratory & Airway Part Eight

Foreign Bodies in the Airway Adults commonly choke on food and dentures Children choke on toys, coins and food Stridor – high pitched noise heard on inspiration Cyanosis – bluish color to skin with with hypoxia Assessment: is it partial or complete obstruction? Retractions – sucking in of soft tissues of the chest during inspiration […]

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