LifeVac saves mans life in a choking emergency
The team at LifeVac Europe are proud to share amazing news that LifeVac has helped save another life in a choking emergency when all else failed.
This time, LifeVac helped save a life within Runwood Homes Senior Living.
An elderly gentleman was enjoying his dinner, when he came into difficulty and began to choke on a piece of gammon ham.
The situation quickly took a turn for the worse as it turned into a full airway obstruction within seconds. Staff acted quickly and accordingly delivering BLS choking protocol which sadly did not dislodge the lodged piece of food.
A nurse quickly grabbed a LifeVac from their wall mounted box, within seconds LifeVac was applied and dislodged the large piece of gammon ham from the gentleman’s airway saving his life. The gentleman was sent to hospital due to receiving BLS choking protocol as standard and was given the all clear.
As a standard procedure, LifeVac Europe replaced the used LifeVac ACD free of charge.
Like 1,000’s of other care and nursing home providers across the UK, Runwood Homes Senior Living completed their face to face training on LifeVac for their group roll out in 2019 to safeguard the people they care for in a choking emergency and help raise the standards of care.