LifeVac Saves 53-Year-Old Disabled Woman – #215
LifeVac is delighted to announce our 215th life saved.
LifeVac Saves Life in Ivass Manises Care Home, Spain
It has been reported to us by our distributor LifeVac Spain that LifeVac helped save the life of a 53-year-old female in a choking emergency.
The 53-year-old female, who has learning disabilities resides in an IVASS Care Home in Manises, Spain. The female was sitting in the dining area enjoying her meal when she came into difficulty as soft diet food had become lodged in her airway, creating a full airway obstruction.
Carers quickly administered BLS choking protocol, but sadly the abdominal thrusts were not effective as the female was in a sitting position.
A second nurse quickly grabbed their LifeVac from the emergency area and applied LifeVac to the female who was still in a sitting position. Within seconds LifeVac once again dislodged the obstruction saving the woman’s life.
“It is a device that complements the standard procedure. In my experience, I have been able to clear the airway of deeply blocked material with the device, when I have not been able to do it with the standard maneuvers.” – Nurse