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Category Archives: Saved Lives

22-Month-Old Girl Saved by LifeVac- #500

LifeVac is thrilled to share news of our 500th life saved. A 22-month-old girl choked on a piece of a pear causing a total obstruction. Her mother followed BLS protocol.  Back blows failed to remove the obstruction.  After three attempts she grabbed her LifeVac and used it one time dislodging the obstruction. Here is the mom’s […]

Girl Saved with LifeVac in High School – #495

LifeVac is delighted to share news of our 495th life saved. On September 30th we received news from an Illinois High School that a choking incident occurred.  A 15-year-old girl choked on a garlic clove while eating lunch. She was dared by classmates to eat a whole garlic clove. She tried to swallow it whole when it became lodged […]

2-year-old girl saved with LifeVac

2-Year-Old Saved with LifeVac – #494

LifeVac registers our 494th life saved. On September 30th a 2-year-old little girl choked on an unknown substance. “My daughter was buckled into her car seat when we were in the drive-thru.   She was coughing like something was stuck although she had nothing with her. She may have picked up something that was left behind in […]

LifeVac Saves 2-Year-Old Girl– #493

LifeVac is thrilled to announce our 493rd life saved. On September 29th a 2 1/2-year-old little girl choked on ice-cream. The ice cream was harder than normal, she was unable to swallow it and quickly it began a full blockage of her airway.  The Heimlich was attempted but failed.  The child’s grandfather ran for the LifeVac, put it […]

Father saves his baby girl with LifeVac

LifeVac Saves Baby Girl’s Life– #492

LifeVac is thrilled to share details of our 492nd life saved. On September 26th it was reported to us that an 8-week-old baby girl, choked on formula, (suffers from a severe form of reflux/GERD causing a total blockage. The child’s father tried using a suction device given to him by his department. It is a standard […]

LifeVac Saves Woman from Choking– #491

LifeVac proudly registers its 491st life saved. It was reported to us that on September 24th an 87-year-old female choked on food. BLS protocol was followed but was unsuccessful. LifeVac was used in a prone position.  On the third attempt, the LifeVac device dislodged the food. “It cleared her airway of all food. Sadly, the woman […]

LifeVac Saves Man from Choking– #490

LifeVac registers its 490th life saved. It was reported to us that on September 10th a 62-year-old man choked on angel food cake and ice cream.  His wife had made him a banana split. She had put fruit in it and chunks of angel food cake.  Unfortunately, the delicious dessert became lodged in his airway.  He motioned to his wife […]

2-Year-Old Girl Saved by LifeVac– #489

LifeVac is thrilled to share news of our 489th life saved. It was reported to us that on September 24th a 2-year-old girl choked on cut-up strawberries.  She was eating pancakes with blueberries and strawberries.  The berry was too big and lodged in her airway. The child’s father attempted 5-6 firm back blows. Unfortunately attempts failed. […]

LifeVac Saves Baby Boy – #488

LifeVac is delighted to share news of our 488th life saved. It was reported to us that on September 23rd a 10-month-old boy, choked on a piece of paper & thick mucus causing a total blockage. The child’s parents attempted back blows, but protocol failed. Thankfully they had a LifeVac on hand.  The airway clearance […]

LifeVac saves 8-year-old boy – #486

LifeVac is delighted to share news of our 486th life saved. It was reported to us that on September 18th a choking incident took place in California.  An 8-year-old boy choked on a chunk of meat causing a total obstruction. Back blows were performed (5x) by his parents but unfortunately were unsuccessful.  Thankfully this family had a LifeVac and […]