Tag Archives: Choking emergency

LifeVac Saves 58th Life – 3 Year Old Girl

We are so excited when we receive these reports of a saved life using LifeVac. This is why we do what we do each day. Below is the report from the mother of a 3-year-old girl.   “I have never in my life been so thankful to have a product in my house. Both I and my husband are CPR certified and trained on how to perform back blows to remove an airway blockage on a toddler. What you don’t learn is what to do if they do if that does not work. Luckily while my husband was performing back blows I ran to get the LifeVac. The LifeVac unblocked […]

LifeVac Saves 57th Life in Care Home

LIFEVAC is proud to announce our 57th LIFE SAVED!  Two lives saved within a matter of days in Hallmark Care Homes. This month they had to put their training to the test when two residents within their group days apart began to choke during meal times. Several nurses who managed the choking incident carried out BLS protocol with no success.  LifeVac was used to dislodge the blockage and saved the female patient’s life. Choking is a very common occurrence in the care sector due to the nature of who care providers care for on a daily basis. There are many reasons for this such as Dysphagia, physical disabilities, side effects from […]

LifeVac Saves 42nd Life in the Care Sector

On the 28th of November, LifeVac Europe was once again informed of LifeVac being used to save a choking casualty.  This time the incident occurred in a Spanish care establishment when a male resident who suffers from a severe neurological disability in his 40’s started to choke on chopped up apple during snack time. BLS protocol was administered, the abdominal thrusts dislodged part of the apple but the gentleman remained in respiratory distress due to pieces of apple still blocking his airway. Staff then quickly utilized LifeVac which dislodged the remaining apple that was blocking his airway.

LifeVac Registers its 41st Life Saved in UK Care Sector

On the 18th of November, LifeVac Europe was informed once again it had been used to save another life. This time to save a residents life in a Future Care Group home in Chichester. It was only in October that Future Care Group partnered with LifeVac and we completed regional training for their group rollout.  Future Care Group provides Nursing Care, Residential Care, Respite Care, Convalescent and post-operative care, Palliative, and terminal care. Sue Roberts, Group Head of Quality and Compliance from The Future Care Group commented: “Choking is one of the leading causes of accidental death in the UK and across the world and sadly a common occurrence within the […]

LifeVac, Life Saving Device Study Published in American Journal of Emergency Medicine

NEW YORK, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The American Journal of Emergency Medicine has published an independent study documenting the effectiveness of LifeVac in removing an obstruction from a blocked airway. “This is a significant moment in our quest to reduce the number of choking deaths each year and validates what we at LifeVac already knew. The LifeVac should be used as a last resort in a choking emergency or when the Heimlich Maneuver cannot be used,” said Arthur Lih, Founder, CEO & Inventor of LifeVac. “This peer review provides credibility from the leading authority in emergency medicine that the LifeVac will effectively pull an object from an obstructed airway and […]