83-Year-Old Care Home Resident Saved with LifeVac – #469

LifeVac is delighted to share news of our 469th life saved

“This time within another UK care home. An 83-Year-Old female resident, who resides in a care home in Wales, came into difficulty while enjoying her breakfast. Pureed food became stuck in her airway, creating a partial airway obstruction. Abdominal thrusts could not be performed as the casualty is bedridden. Staff acted quickly and accordingly delivering back blows. Unfortunately, these attempts could not dislodge the obstruction. LifeVac was quickly deployed from its wall-mounted box. LifeVac was applied in a sitting position, and on the third Place-Push-Pull, dislodged the airway obstruction helping save the resident’s life.”