On the 28th of November, LifeVac Europe was once again informed of LifeVac being used to save a choking casualty.
This time the incident occurred in a Spanish care establishment when a male resident who suffers from a severe neurological disability in his 40’s started to choke on chopped up apple during snack time.
BLS protocol was administered, the abdominal thrusts dislodged part of the apple but the gentleman remained in respiratory distress due to pieces of apple still blocking his airway.
Staff then quickly utilized LifeVac which dislodged the remaining apple that was blocking his airway airway.
Matthew Banagan from LifeVac Europe commented “We are receiving news every week now of LifeVac saving more and more lives, not only in the UK care sector but around the world! Each one is special knowing someone else is alive today due to quick thinking dedicated care staff and LifeVac”.