Respiratory Conditions

Choking and Airway Obstructions occur when there is a partial blockage or a complete blockage of the airway. An airway obstruction is a life-threatening situation and as a first aider you need to be able to differentiate between a partial obstruction and a complete obstruction.

Typical causes of airway obstructions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Relaxation of the airway muscles due to unconsciousness
  • Inhaled foreign body
  • Trauma to the airway
  • Anaphylactic reaction

Click the first topic in the lesson list below. When you have completed each topic, click the yellow ‘Next’ button. Once you have completed all topics, you must take the ‘Quiz’ before moving onto the next lesson.