How to Treat an Upper Airway Obstruction
An upper airway obstruction is a life threatening medical emergency!
These are some methods for treating an upper airway obstruction:
Suction fluids, such as saliva, blood or minor vomit;
Log-roll if patient is unconscious;
Turn Head to the side to drain fluid;
Use fingers for solid food (watch out for the pseudo fitters, they may bite);
Use a Magill’s Forceps and laryngoscope for solids which are further down the upper airway.