Conclusions

Failure to recognize and correctly manage the obstructed upper airway may result in grave morbidity and mortality. Management is consistent with the acuity and severity of the obstruction, including only strategies familiar to the physician. Obstruction is recognized and managed by simple measures such as digital and suction clearance of the airway, supplemental oxygenation, optimal posturing, and endotracheal intubation. More advanced techniques should be undertaken by experienced personnel, if simple methods fail.

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