Positional Asphyxia

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A form of asphyxia which occurs when body position prevents adequate gas exchange, such as from upper airway obstruction or a limitation in chest wall expansion, e.g., due to steering wheel compression
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It's believed he died from positional asphyxiation.
The jury had heard that Ms Snook-Kite, who worked for Coventry Cyrenians, died as a result of positional asphyxiation, possibly caused by alcohol or a concussion.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently expanded its "Safe Sleep" recommendations for parents to focus on a safe sleep environment and take actions to avoid positional asphyxiation and suffocation risk.
By combining their knowledge and expertise, the authors present comprehensive analysis of issues such as suicide by cop incidents, positional asphyxiation, and emergency vehicle operations.
Remain alert to the possibility of rollover death (also referred to as overlying death), accidental suffocation, strangulation, positional asphyxiation, child abuse, child neglect, or homicide.
Jurors had previously heard that Ms Snook-Kite died as a result of positional asphyxiation, possibly caused by alcohol or a concussion.
If OC is used, officers must ensure that the subject stays in an upright position with a clear airway to avoid possible positional asphyxiation, which occurs when the position of the body interferes with a person's ability to breathe.
An initial post mortem was inconclusive but it is believed Sheku - known to pals as Sheik - died of positional asphyxiation.
Mystery continues to surround the death of Sheku, which is thought to be linked to positional asphyxiation, after post-mortem results came back inconclusive.
It's looking more and more likely that positional asphyxiation was the cause of death, but we're still waiting for definitive reports, which have been delayed by officers refusing to give statements to the PIRC.
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