When is patient transfer indicated for the management of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

Updated: Oct 04, 2018
  • Author: Gregory P Conners, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP, FACEP; Chief Editor: Dale W Steele, MD, MS  more...
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See the list below:

  • Most children do not require a removal procedure, and they may be treated at any facility capable of obtaining radiographs of children.

  • Children who require foreign body removal procedures should be referred to a facility with experienced personnel.

  • Familiarity with pediatric airway emergencies is essential.


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