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336th life saved by lifevac

Man Chokes on Mozzarella Sticks and is Saved with LifeVac – #336

LifeVac announces our 336th life saved On April 20th we received news that a 40-year-old man from Florida choked on mozzarella sticks.  LifeVac was immediately utilized and in the second Place, Push, Pull motion dislodged the obstruction from the gentleman’s airway. “The lodged wad of cheese dislodged and he was fine. My husband insisted there was no need… Read more

LifeVac Saves 80-Year-Old Woman – #310

LifeVac is delighted to announce our 310th life saved.  It was reported to us that on March 27th an 80-year-old female choked on a steak sandwich.  The food caused a partial blockage of the woman’s airway.  Her daughter attempted clearing her airway using the Heimlich maneuver. but unfortunately, those attempts were unsuccessful.  Thankfully, her husband had seen an ad… Read more

Toddler saved with LifeVac after choking on strawberry

2-Year-Old Chokes on Strawberry Saved with LifeVac – #309

LifeVac is delighted to share news of our 309th life saved On March 24th it was reported to us that a little boy who is almost 2 years old choked on a piece of strawberry.  The child was not able to make a sound and his face was turning bright red.  His mother immediately started back… Read more

LifeVac saves 308th life in choking emergency

44-Year-Old Saved from Choking with LifeVac – #308

LifeVac is happy to announce our 308th life saved On February 12th a 44-year-old male with dysphagia (caused by acid reflux)began choking.  LifeVac was utilized immediately in a standing position.  On the second attempt, the blockage was cleared.  “Was able to clear fluid backup and breathe, used 3 times on way to ER. “My father bought… Read more

LifeVac Saves 250th life

LifeVac Saves 2-Year-Old Boy from Choking on Apple – #250

LifeVac registers 250th life saved It was reported to us on January 3rd that a 2-year-old boy in California choked on an apple. The child’s mother performed the Heimlich and back blows both of which failed. LifeVac was used twice and dislodged obstruction saving his life. “Yes, it saved his life! An ambulance was on… Read more

LifeVac Saves 249th Life in Choking emergency

27-Year-Old Woman Saved from Choking with LifeVac – #249

LifeVac is happy to share details on our 249th life saved A 27-year-old woman choked on French fries causing a total obstruction. Choking rescue procedures were performed but were unsuccessful in removing the obstruction.  The young woman went unconscious.  LifeVac was used one time and successfully removed the french fries from her airway. Here is the… Read more

2-Year-Old Saved with LifeVac After Choking on Strawberries – #213

LifeVac is proud to share news of our 213th life saved.  We have received news from our partners in Australia that another child has been saved.  A precious 2-year-old was saved in New Zealand when the child choked on cut-up strawberries and soft cheese causing a total blockage. LifeVac was used one time dislodging the… Read more

LifeVac Saves 1-Year-Old Boy – #212

LifeVac is delighted to share news of its 212th life saved. 1 yr old boy in Oregon choked on a pancake causing a total obstruction. The child was not getting any air and was turning color.  He was laid on the ground, LifeVac was used one time and removed the obstruction. “ Pancake came right… Read more

Boy saved from choking with LifeVac

2-Year-Old Boy Saved by his Babysitter with LifeVac – #211

LifeVac is thrilled to share news of our 211th life saved. A 2-year-old boy was saved by his babysitter when he choked on a chicken nugget. The babysitter who is a neighbor watches the children daily.  When the child began to choke, she right away used the LifeVac as she was trained by the parents. … Read more

82-Year-Old with Dysphagia Saved with LifeVac – #205

LifeVac is delighted to announce its 205th life saved. An 82-year-old woman with dysphagia choked on a combination of pureed foods while eating lunch.  Her nurse performed back blows but was not able to clear her airway.  The Heimlich could not be performed as the woman is very fragile and weighs only 80 pounds.  The LifeVac… Read more