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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

Prevention

Online Resources

Safe Kids USA  http://www.safekids.org/assets/docs/ourwork/research/suffocation.pdf
Safe Kids USA  http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/little-kids/at-home/choking-suffocation-and.html
Safe Kids USA  http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/safety-guide/baby-safety-basics/back-to-sleep.html

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