LifeVac saves another life in the UK care sector

LifeVac saves life within Hallmark Care Homes

The team at LifeVac Europe are incredibly pleased to share wonderful news that LifeVac has saved another life in the UK care sector.

It has been reported to us that LifeVac was used within Hallmark Care Homes to help save a life in a choking emergency.

An elderly resident was receiving her medication when one of the items became logged in her way creating a full airway obstruction.

Hallmark Care Home employees acted quickly delivering what BLS choking protocol could be administered, as abdominal thrusts could not be performed due to underlying conditions. Sadly, back blows were not able dislodge the full airway obstruction. A nurse quickly retrieved their LifeVac from their wall mounted kit and within seconds dislodged the medication and the resident started breathing again.

“We are extremely pleased that one of our invaluable nurses was able to use LifeVac to save the life of one of our residents. LifeVac is an amazing, lifesaving technology and we feel that it is essential to support our team members with such crucial lifesaving equipment.”

— Spokesperson for Hallmark Care Homes

“I’m immensely proud that LifeVac has helped save another life within the care sector and are enormously proud of the team members within Hallmark Care Homes. We are making such an amazing impact to reduce one of the leading causes of accidental death in adults over the age of 65. Hallmark Care Homes joined the LifeVac family in 2019 with a group roll out joining over 5000 care and nursing homes across the UK who have equipped LifeVac through their establishments to safeguard the people they care for”

— Eric Banagan, MD LifeVac Europe Limited

LifeVac has now saved over a 156 lives in a choking emergency when BLS choking protocol has failed, making such a positive impact within the UK care sector and around the world.

We are proud to have worked with over 5,000 care and nursing home providers across the UK from small independent providers to the largest in the UK – HC-One, where we also saved our first life this year.

Having been scientifically proven to be the world’s safest, most effective and easiest to use airway clearance device, we are proud to lead the way.

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