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Maintaining an airway

05 March 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patients who require resuscitation often have airway obstruction, usually secondary to loss of consciousness, however, sometimes airway obstruction may be the...

How to minimise the effects of dysphagia in people with mental health problems

09 April 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Dysphagia, or difficulty with swallowing, can be intrinsic to a mental health problem or could pre-date it, as in cases such as neurological or muscular disorders,...

How to manage a choking adult

14 September 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Choking, or foreign body airway obstruction, is a common, yet treatable, cause of accidental death. This article aims to provide an overview...