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25-Year-Old-Woman Saved by LifeVac – #515

LifeVac is honored to share details of our 515th life saved. A 25-year-old woman began choking on steak while at a party with her family. The meat was completely blocking her airway, causing a total obstruction. A friend who was at the party asked her if she could breathe. She shook her head no and… Read more

LifeVac Saves Boy in Elementary School- #506

LifeVac is delighted to share details of our 506th life saved. A 5-year-old boy at an Elementary School in Connecticut started choking on thick while having a febrile seizure. The patient went unconscious.  We are so thankful this school had a LifeVac on hand. “One strong pull dislodged the mucus clot allowing the patient to breathe without… Read more

81-Year-Old Woman Saved with LifeVac – #505

LifeVac is thrilled to share details on our 505th life saved. On September 9th the Coral Springs Fire Department responded to a choking emergency at a local restaurant.  An 81-year-old female choked on a piece of steak.  The meat caused a total obstruction. They, unfortunately, had a choking death in their city 16-17 years ago. … Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more