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Placing a finger in the mouth or pharynx of a person with an obstructed upper airway in an attempt to clear a visible foreign body from the airway. Blind finger sweeps, that is, using the hand to clear objects that are not seen, are not recommended.
CAUTION!The examiner should wear a glove and use a crossed-fingers technique while attempting to clear foreign bodies from the upper airway because of the risk of injury to the hand from accidental biting by the patient.
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