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Safety Action Notice - SAN(SC)20/07

Published on 14 September 2020

From: Health Facilities Scotland

SAN(SC)20/07 Foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilation



Loose items unintentionally introduced into the airway during intubation, ventilation or advanced airway management (known as foreign body aspiration (FBA) can lead to partial or complete airway blockage or obstruction. If the cause is not identified and rectified, this can be fatal.