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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Were police guidelines or training regarding restraint, use of CS and pepper spray and positional asphyxia sufficient and followed correctly?
Ms Monaghan added police should improve the training given to officers about positional asphyxia.
Incorporating lessons learned from actual events in some chapters, he addresses the identification of threats and vulnerability, situational awareness from the strategic and tactical standpoint, resources, and managing terrorism, natural disasters, evacuations, epidemics, pandemics, quarantines, mass fatality events, agricultural terrorism, emerging threat groups, and excited delirium and positional asphyxia, as well as special considerations like canine deployment, domestic violence involving police officers, hostage negotiation, suicide threats, drug laboratory response, and school crisis response.
Dr Egan said that he found no signs of positional asphyxia - which occurs when someone's position prevents the person from breathing adequately.
An inquest found he died of positional asphyxia in the back of a police van.
The infant was not secured in the harness and the medical examiner ruled the cause of death was positional asphyxia.
A postmortem by State pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy found the death was a sudden unexpected death in infancy due to prematurity and positional asphyxia.
The jury at the hearing found that Michael Powell died from positional asphyxia caused by lying on his front in the back of a police van.
Examples of the causes of deaths occurring during police intervention included excited delirium, positional asphyxia, and cardiac arrest.
Using case studies, they refute previous findings of positional asphyxia.
A Flint inquest was told yesterday he died of asphyxia as a result of a ligature and positional asphyxia.
The inmate died from aspiration of gastric content and positional asphyxia.
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