LifeVac saves a life within Akari Care in a choking emergency

LifeVac Europe are proud to share wonderful news of another life saved in the UK care sector

When someone begins to choke, you only have a matter of minutes before they become unconscious. When the abdominal thrusts and back blows fail, or if the casualty can only receive back blows due to an underlying condition, you still need to clear the airway for the casualty to receive vital oxygen before cardiac arrest and/or brain damage occurs. Without a LifeVac to hand to clear the airway, the survival rate of a choking emergency drastically reduces.

This is just one of the many reasons why thousands of care and nursing home providers across the UK have been trained to use and have equipped LifeVac, such as Akari Care who completed their face to face training following their group roll out in August of 2020.

LifeVac Europe have been informed that a male resident came into difficulty while eating food, which quickly turned into a full airway obstruction.

Staff acted quickly and accordingly delivering BLS choking protocol which failed to dislodge the food that was creating the full airway obstruction. A nurse quickly grabbed a LifeVac device from one of their wall mounted kits and on the 3rd application removed the full airway obstruction within seconds.

The resident made a full recovery by the time the ambulance arrived.

“5 stars, very good result” – nurse

Lea, from LifeVac Europe, commented: “This is such wonderful news to hear, this is our second life saved within Akari Care and we are really pleased we could help another care provider save a life when all else failed. It’s only 11 more days until the CareShow at the NEC in Birmingham where we will be exhibiting, we cannot wait to show LifeVac again, discuss all the lives we have saved this year, share all the new medical backing, meet existing customers/friends and new faces. Come and see us on stand J64 on the 13th and 14th of October.”

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