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80-Year-Old-Female-Saved by Police Department’s use of LifeVac – #522

LifeVac is happy to share details of our 522nd life saved. An 80-year-old nursing home resident was saved by LifeVac after a choking incident. While eating dinner, the patient choked on chicken and French fries, which caused a total obstruction in her airway. Nursing home staff acted immediately and began protocol with the Heimlich maneuver, [...]

LifeVac Saves Boy in Elementary School- #506

LifeVac is delighted to share details of our 506th life saved. A 5-year-old boy at an Elementary School in Connecticut started choking on thick while having a febrile seizure. The patient went unconscious.  We are so thankful this school had a LifeVac on hand. “One strong pull dislodged the mucus clot allowing the patient to breathe without [...]

81-Year-Old Woman Saved with LifeVac – #505

LifeVac is thrilled to share details on our 505th life saved. On September 9th the Coral Springs Fire Department responded to a choking emergency at a local restaurant.  An 81-year-old female choked on a piece of steak.  The meat caused a total obstruction. They, unfortunately, had a choking death in their city 16-17 years ago.  [...]

22-Month-Old Girl Saved by LifeVac- #500

LifeVac is thrilled to share news of our 500th life saved. A 22-month-old girl choked on a piece of a pear causing a total obstruction. Her mother followed BLS protocol.  Back blows failed to remove the obstruction.  After three attempts she grabbed her LifeVac and used it one time dislodging the obstruction. Here is the mom’s [...]

Girl Saved with LifeVac in High School – #495

LifeVac is delighted to share news of our 495th life saved. On September 30th we received news from an Illinois High School that a choking incident occurred.  A 15-year-old girl choked on a garlic clove while eating lunch. She was dared by classmates to eat a whole garlic clove. She tried to swallow it whole when it became lodged [...]

LifeVac featured on “The Way I Heard It” hosted by Mike Rowe!

LifeVac featured on "The Way I Heard It" hosted by Mike Rowe. Learn about LifeVac's mission to save a million people from a choking tragedy.  Listen to the Podcast by clicking link below: