Restraint position and positional asphyxia.

  title={Restraint position and positional asphyxia.},
  author={Theodore C. Chan and Gary Michael Vilke and Tom S. Neuman and Jack L. Clausen},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={30 5},
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether the "hobble" or "hog-tie" restraint position results in clinically relevant respiratory dysfunction. METHODS This was an experimental, crossover, controlled trial at a university-based pulmonary function laboratory involving 15 healthy men ages 18 through 40 years. Subjects were excluded for a positive urine toxicology screen, body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m2, or abnormal screening pulmonary function testing (PFT). Forced vital capacity (FVC… CONTINUE READING