Elderly Patient in Wheelchair Saved with LifeVac – #165
A resident who relies on a wheelchair for everyday tasks was enjoying their food during dinner. Within seconds food unfortunately became lodged in their airway creating a full airway obstruction.
Nurses acted quickly delivering BLS choking protocol to try and dislodge the obstruction. As the resident was a wheelchair user, limited BLS choking protocol could be performed which sadly failed to dislodge the chewed-up food.
A nurse quickly grabbed a LifeVac from their wall-mounted kit and applied the airway clearance device, within seconds LifeVac removed the lodged food that was creating the full airway obstruction saving the resident’s life in the choking emergency.
The resident made a full recovery.
“Easy to use” – Nurse
A free replacement LifeVac device and mask was sent out as standard procedure to replace the homes used LifeVac ACD.