Resuscitation – Obstructed Airways in Children & Infants

RESUSCITATION – SIGNS OF OBSTRUCTED AIRWAYS

For both infants and children, if you have difficulty achieving an effective breath, the airway may be obstructed.

  • Open their mouth and remove any visible obstruction. Do not perform a blind finger sweep
  • Ensure that there is adequate head tilt and chin lift but also that the neck is not over extended
  • Make up to 5 attempts to achieve effective breaths and move on to chest compressions