LifeVac saves first life within St Heliers Residential Hotel

The team at LifeVac Europe are very please to announce, LifeVac has saved another life in the UK care sector!

“St Heliers Residential Hotel is an elegant residential caring environment, with the aspects of a hotel standard. Our beautiful Victorian building located close to the Leas overlooks the sea and the private communal garden. St Heliers offers large unique furnished or unfurnished ensuite rooms for long-term Retirement, Holiday and Respite Care.”

An elderly resident who suffers from a Neurological Disorder and is also a wheelchair user began to choke during meal time. Staff responded quickly delivering BLS protocol which unfortunately failed to dislodge the food stuck in his airway. The gentleman started to turn blue due to lack of oxygen. Staff quickly grabbed their LifeVac ACD from the wall mounted box which they had purchased a week prior. Within seconds LifeVac was used and dislodged the obstruction saving the gentleman’s life, making a full recovery. He was sent to hospital due to receiving BLS protocol and was given the all clear. 

"Very efficient, quick and easy to use"

—Home Manager

"This is fantastic news to hear! Another person is alive today thanks to quick thinking staff and LifeVac. Choking is one of the leading causes of accidental death in adults over the age of 65, I'm very proud to know we are making such an impact to help reduce this sad statistic"

—Matt Banagan - Sales and Marketing Director LifeVac Europe Limited

Last week a research study was peer reviewed and published in Resuscitation Plus by Elsevier. This study was carried out in the medical school at Warwick University, UK. The randomised crossover trial compared LifeVac to the abdominal thrusts – LifeVac to Dechoker and Dechoker to abdominal thrusts. Testing efficacy (success rate and usability). LifeVac had a 99% success rate in removing the FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction), Dechoker had a 74% success rate in removing the FBAO and abdominal thrusts had a 71% success rate in removing the FBAO. Participants also found it easier to use LifeVac. You can read more about the peer reviewed publication here

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