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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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.
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.
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.