LifeVac saves another life in a choking emergency within the UK care sector!

LifeVac Europe have been asked by the care provider not to name the care group while sharing this fantastic news, which we fully respect.


A Bournemouth based care home, had to put their LifeVac training into action last week when an elderly female resident began to choke on her food during meal time.

The food became a full airway obstruction, staff at the care home carried out standard BLS protocol which unfortunately failed to dislodge the foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO). After receiving the abdominal thrusts and back blows the resident became unconscious, staff swiftly grabbed LifeVac which is equipped throughout all of their care homes. LifeVac dislodged the food within seconds saving the residents life.

Due to receiving BLS protocol and becoming unconscious, the resident was examined by the local hospital where they were given the “all clear”.

"This is amazing news to hear! Again LifeVac has been used to save a life in a choking emergency when all else fails. All care home providers fully understand the importance of choking and how common this is within the care sector, we don't need to pay for a study to be carried out to highlight how common this issue is, what the common foods are for choking within care/nursing homes and who are at high risk of choking. All of these issues are highlighted within residents care plans and food plans delivered by SALT. We are just glad to be able to help and save lives when limited options are available for people and all else fails"

— Matt Banagan: Sales and Marketing Director LifeVac Europe Limited

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