Foreign Body Airway Obstruction

Indications: Cardiac arrest secondary to an airway obstruction.

AED Defibrillation: If ≥ 30 days of age deliver 1 shock only (energy preset by BHP).

Manual Defibrillation: If ≥ 30 days of age and < 8 years of age deliver 1 shock (2J/kg) only with pediatric attenuator cables if available. If ≥ 8 years of age deliver 1 shock only (preset by BHP), for patients found to be in VFib or VTach.

If the obstruction cannot be removed, transport to the nearest emergency department after the 1st analysis.

If the patient is found to be in cardiac arrest following removal of the obstruction then initiate Medical Cardiac Arrest Protocols.