Elder care home saves life with LifeVac

LifeVac Registers 127th Life Saved

It’s with great pleasure the team at LifeVac Europe share more amazing news, LifeVac has helped save another life within Sunrise Senior Living

An elderly service user was eating her dinner when she began to choke on a piece of meat. Nurses acted very quickly delivering BLS choking protocol, 11 back blows, and 3 abdominal thrusts which sadly did not dislodge the obstruction. The service user became unconscious and her lips had turned blue, staff quickly grabbed the LifeVac from their wall-mounted kit and within seconds LifeVac dislodged a large piece of meat, she then started to breathe and regained consciousness.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and checked over the service user, she was then given the “all clear”. When they saw the large chunk of meat they asked what had managed to dislodge something that large. The staff at Sunrise Sunrise Senior Living explained how easy it was to use LifeVac to dislodge the large obstruction. The paramedics were amazed as they had heard of LifeVac, but not seen one in person. They then asked if they could take a picture of their LifeVac device so they could show their team back at the station.

“I can honestly say without a doubt that without the device the outcome would have very different. Paramedics were also impressed not only by the device but by the size of the blockage that the Lifevac removed.”

“The resident would have passed away had the device not been used.”

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