Positional Asphyxia: A paramedics responsibility to protect

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Whitfield, Steve
Steele, Jun
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2020
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As the world ground to halt in the early months of 2020, pandemic fever literally swept the globe. However, whilst we watched from our home’s mid pandemic, an incident in Minneapolis redirected our attention to another silent killer, positional asphyxia. Paramedics are no stranger to positional asphyxia and have been championing awareness of such incidents since the early 2000s. But as I watched in despair as a human was choked to death on social media my colleagues and I reflected on similar cases that we had all responded to during our careers.

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Canadian Paramedicine
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Public Health and Health Services
Positional Asphyxia
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Whitfield, S; Steele, J, Positional Asphyxia: A paramedics responsibility to protect, Canadian Paramedicine, 2020
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