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Positional Asphyxia

Positional asphyxia, also known as postural asphyxia, is a form of asphyxia which occurs when someone's position prevents them from breathing adequately .

Positional Asphyxia is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Positional Asphyxia books and related discussion.

Suggested Pdf Resources

Positional Asphyxia
1. Training Bulletin. Positional Asphyxia.
Positional Asphyxia MA-50.pub
Advisory for Care Providers. Exploring the Dangers of Positional Asphyxia. By Tina DiDino, REM Ohio, Health Services Coordinator.
The Lethal Hazard of Prone Restraint: Positional Asphyxiation
INFANT SLEEP POSITIONING Infants in child care should be placed
Aug 1, 2008 cell damage occurs.2,3,4,5,6 Positional asphyxia is a type of suffocation that occurs when the body is put in a position that restricts airflow.
The Theory of Positional Asphyxia

Suggested News Resources

Cumberland County prosecutor will not file charges in Millville man's death
By The News of Cumberland County Michael Anthony Burris, 27, of Millville, died from “positional asphyxia” after being taken from his home facedown on a stretcher by EMTs who responded after he fell and struck his head.
Family of man who died in police custody files suit
The suit contends that such a position is known to cause “positional asphyxia,” and Dixon was kept in that position for more than 11 minutes.
'Deaths in custody' crime created
In 2003, Mikey Powell died of positional asphyxia while being transported in a West Midlands police van. Ten police officers were cleared at trial and the force said lessons had been learned.
Baby, local physician, middle-aged man pronounced dead in separate incidents
Meanwhile, a 3-month-old Newton girl died Monday in what Effingham County Coroner Leigh Hammer called a “sad accident” caused by positional asphyxia.
Victims of fatal Birdsboro motorcycle crash identified
Bragg died of blunt force trauma to his head and chest and positional asphyxia, the coroner's office said.

Suggested Web Resources

Positional asphyxia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Positional asphyxia, is also known as postural asphyxia, is a form of asphyxia which occurs when someone's position prevents them from breathing adequately .
Positional asphyxia: reflection on 2 cases.
5 Bizarre Cases Of Positional Asphyxia - Weird Worm
Positional asphyxia in adults is a rare death. More common in infants it involves finding yourself in a position where your nose and mouth are covered, your.
Restraint Asphyxia – Silent Killer, Part ONE
Positional asphyxia 2003 - YouTube
Feb 5, 2008 Excellant video, the "Why and How" behind the positional asphyxia problem. Very much appreciated. 360AOR 6 months ago.

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