LifeVac saves it’s 24th life!!

On the 7th of December we were informed of our device saving it’s 24th life.

LifeVac Europe donated a number of LifeVac units to the Albanian Resuscitation Council so that they could review our medical device and use if needed.  On the 7th of December LifeVac was used by a member of the Albanian Resuscitation Council, Emanuel Rrengo (pictured below holding a LifeVac) to save a 69 year old gentleman’s life who choked on a piece of pie. The abdominal thrusts we carried out first which failed, Emanuel then used LifeVac on the conscious man and dislodged the food bolus saving the gentleman’s life.

 

Matthew from LifeVac Europe commented “This more great news of another life saved by LifeVac, this time by a respected resuscitation council that believe in change. We hope other resuscitation councils who promote continuous improvement will start to take more notice and trial LifeVac so that non invasive suction can be implemented into BLS choking protocol in 2020. This will raise the current 70% effectiveness of BLS choking protocol to as close to 100% effective as possible, saving thousands of lives each year. We welcome any additional independent studies or trials to compliment the ones that have already been published”.

LifeVac has now saved lives in the USA, UK, Spain, Greece, Canada and Albania when BLS has failed.

LifeVac Featured on The Doctors TV show.

On the 7th of December LifeVac was featured on the Doctors Show with an interview from Angela Powell, who talks about her experience of saving her elderly mother in-laws life by using LifeVac.

The Doctors Show are specialists from across health and wellness fields that join ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Andrew Ordon, OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry and dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra who delve into real-life stories and conduct interviews as well as provide sought-after answers, interventions, tips and care.

Angela Powell purchased LifeVac after seeing viral videos circulating social media. During a family meal Angela’s elderly mother in-law started choking on a piece of meat. Leaving the table quickly so not to “cause a scene”, she did not return. After a few minutes her husband went to look for her, once found he released that she was choking. Her husband carried out the abdominal thrusts with no success, he then yelled for Angela to grab LifeVac. Upon Angela’s return her mother in-law was laying down still conscious, Angela placed the LifeVac over her mother in-laws mouth and nose. With one push and a quick pull LifeVac dislodged the meat saving Angela’s mother in-laws life.

EKAB Ambulance Service equip LifeVac.

EKAB Ambulance Service who previously already saved lives from choking to death using LifeVac, have taken the step to equip LifeVac’s in all of their ambulances and first response vehicles across their service.

On the 15th of November, EKAB received training by Christos Nikolaides from LifeVac South East Europe. EKAB had previously trialled LifeVac in two of their response vehicles which saved two lives from choking to death very quickly. A lady who choked on a large garlic clove and an elderly gentleman in a care facility who choked on chicken and bread.

Matthew from LifeVac Europe Limited commented “This is fantastic news! Ambulance services cannot always attend in a timely manner due to time restrictions, but when they arrive time is even more critical due to the casualty being starved of oxygen for a lengthy period of time. Equipping LifeVac has already proven to this ambulance service to be the quickest and most effective way of dislodging an obstruction of the airway when BLS has failed. Knowing more lives will be saved from choking to death by EKAB is amazing”.

LifeVac Saves It’s First Child!!

LifeVac has saved 23 lives from choking to death when standard BLS protocol has failed. These lives have been in the age rage of 15 years old all the way up to 91 years old. This is due to LifeVac being predominantly in the care sector. But today marked a new mile stone for LifeVac as we saved our first child.

A 3 year old boy with Down Syndrome was eating a hotdog in an IKEA cafeteria with his mother and father. The little boy began to choke, BLS protocol was carried out which failed. The little boy could not breath, speak or cough, the security team acted swiftly retrieving  LifeVac from the wall mounted box. On the first application LifeVac dislodged pieces of sausage and bread saving the 3 year old boys life.

“We are thankful for this medical device miracle” – Group Safety & Security Manager

ABC7 NEWS: Lifevac developed to stop choking

Lifevac featured on ABC7 News

Watch Video Here:
http://7online.com/health/father-creates-lifevac-as-tool-to-help-choking-victims/376430/

FARMINGDALE, NY — “She’s the love of my life. Jackie.”

Arthur Lih would do anything for his daughter. So when he heard of an 8-year-old child her age, choking to death on a grape, he couldn’t help but think what if the same thing happened to his daughter.

“People said there’s nothing you can do. I said, ‘I’m not going to take that’. I’m not going to have my little girl dead in front of me — watch her die and say, ‘there’s nothing I can do’.”

Lih had an epiphany. “I said plumbers unclog pipes so I went to the hardware store and said, ‘I’ll walk the plumbing aisle’.”

And thus was born LifeVac.

“You put the mask over his face, good firm seal, give it a pull and we’ve just saved his life.”

Lih said he and a small group of volunteers on Long Island are on a mission to save lives, they say, by getting LifeVac into as many people’s hands as possible. They’ve already sold hundreds of them.

“The process is long and daunting. I prayed for a lot of strength to go through it. You have engineering, you have prototype, you have medical, you have FDA, insurance, we’ve been through all that.”

They may be one step closer to accomplishing their goal. Lih said the product is going through one last independent test and then they hope to present the product to the American Red Cross for use in schools and restaurants.

Arthur Lih to deliver keynote presentation on new hope and relief for Multiple Sclerosis patients

Farmingdale, NY

Arthur Lih, founder of LifeVac will deliver a presentation on how LifeVac has impacted the neurological community and offers new hope for patients afflicted with conditions that create difficulty swallowing and increase the risk of choking.

“I am honored to have been asked to participate in this important event and I am humbled to see how LifeVac offers patients and their caregiver’s peace of mind and comfort” said Mr. Lih, who is also the company’s president.

The event takes place on August 7th, 2014 6:00pm at Healthfit, Powered by Sarasota Memorial Hospital. It is being hosted by Friends of Hope.

About LifeVac- LifeVac is the revolutionary new product designed to remove an object from an obstructed airway. It is a non-powered, single patient, portable suction apparatus. LifeVac has recently been featured on the Stu’s Views & MS News Blog, Speechpathology.com and on Doctor Radio on Sirius XM Radio.

For a transcript of the event please submit a request on our contact page.

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