LifeVac helps save a little girl in a choking emergency
LifeVac Europe are excited to announce another life saved. On September 8th an 8-month-old baby girl started choking on a sticker. At first, she started coughing, then started struggling to breathe.
What started as partial airway obstruction quickly turned to a total blockage of her airway. Her father, an EMT, started choking rescue procedures but was unable to dislodge the obstruction. 911 was called immediately.
LifeVac was utilized and on the first attempt removing the sticker clearing her airway and saved her life. When NYPD, the Fire department, and paramedics arrived at the home they saw the LifeVac unit. Medics stated, “We’ve seen this and they work great!” The child was taken to the hospital where she spent 9 hours being observed. Doctors felt that standard choking rescue procedures would not have worked.