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Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
by Kimberly Anderson - Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 9:33 AM
 
I'm doing a simulation for a foreign body airway obstruction. Does anyone have any good idea's on what to use for the foreign body?
 
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Re: Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
by vickie valenziano - Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 3:40 PM
 
What age is the patient? If a pediatric patient, look at a peds text to see what the common items are for each age group. ie: small toys. Having some of these as to use during debreifing provides a good visual aide. If an adult, the internet probably has items that adults frequently choke on; my guess it is types of food.

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Re: Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
by stephanie clark - Thursday, June 7, 2012, 6:07 PM
 
If you are examining a pediatric patient, I would say a hot dog, lifesaver or coin. If you are examining an adult patient I would use meat of some kind, steak and pork seem to be denser foods and cause people to choke more easily.
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Re: Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
by Linda shubert - Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7:09 PM
 
have seen a number of older persons in hospital / nursing home choke on chicken, esp if they are distracted or if family or HCW is trying to engage them in conversation during meals.