Key messages

• Digital and suction clearance of the airway, supplemental oxygenation, optimal posturing, and endotracheal intubation may be lifesaving.

• Inspiratory stridor suggests upper airway obstruction.

• Patients with partial obstruction requiring additional diagnostic tests must be escorted by personnel skilled and equipped for management of an acute decompensation.

• Diminishing stridor, sweating, cyanosis, hypertension, arrhythmias, and coma are late and grave signs of airway obstruction.

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