LifeVac saves two lives in the care sector, this time in the Netherlands!

The team at LifeVac Europe are please to announce that LifeVac has saved two lives in the Netherlands from choking to death when BLS failed.


A 58 year old male resident with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), was sitting in his wheelchair whilst eating dinner when he began to choke on his meal. Staff acted quickly delivering BLS protocol when it was recognised he was in distress with a total airway obstruction. Being a wheelchair user it was difficult to perform and unfortunately failed to dislodged his airway obstruction.

Staff then quickly deployed LifeVac before the gentleman became unconscious which dislodged the obstruction in seconds saving his life.



On the second occasion an 84 year male with Dementia was eating breakfast when he came into difficulty and began to choke on his food. This time the food was a partial airway obstruction which developed into a full airway whilst receiving BLS protocol which was carried out by staff.

The gentleman became unconscious and was moved to the floor. The staff grabbed LifeVac which dislodged the airway obstruction saving the gentleman’s life. He regained consciousness and was given the “all clear”.


Lea from LifeVac Europe commented:

“We are saving lives all over the world! Receiving weekly news of LifeVac saving peoples lives is a wonderful feeling. Thanks to dedicated people and LifeVac we are able to save peoples lives in a choking emergency when all else fails.”

LifeVac saves first life within Dovehaven Care Home

It has been reported to us that LifeVac has been used again in the UK care sector, this time within Dovehaven Care Homes.


Just like LifeVac Europe being a family operated business,  Dovehaven are a family run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly. Dovehaven have been providing quality care for their residents for over 30 years and pride themselves on the happy, welcoming atmosphere in all of their homes. Dovehaven provide a full range of care for residential and nursing needs, for both long term and respite periods.

Sam Jacob – Managing Director, with her colleagues made the decision like many other care groups across the UK small and large to equip the safest and most proven/effective defense to safeguard the amazing people they care for in a choking emergency for their care group……LifeVac.

“It worked a treat, really good piece of kit!”

“We had to use it today! We did the training and video’s early this week and I have to say it is really easy to use.”

This decision to go the extra step for the people they care for, proved to be a a great one, when a male wheelchair user began to choke in Dovehaven’s Brunswick Care Home in Southport.

Staff acted swiftly delivering BLS protocol which unfortunately failed to clear the gentleman’s airway obstruction. LifeVac was used to clear the obstruction and saved the gentleman’s life within seconds.

Matthew Banagan from LifeVac Europe commented:

“This is great news to receive! We are extremely proud to have partnered with Dovehaven Care Homes and are extremely happy that equipping LifeVac throughout their group has already proven to be a great decision for them. As per our standard procedure we sent out a free replacement airway clearance device. LifeVac has saved lives this year in Four Seasons Health Care, Exemplar Healthcare, Hallmark Care Homes, Roseberry Care, Sunrise Senior Living, Runwood Homes Senior Living, Akari Care and now we are extremely honoured to add Dovehaven Care Homes to this amazing list. I’m very proud LifeVac are making such an impact in the care sector, reducing one of the leading causes of accidental death in adults over the age of 65.”


Saving lives in the care sector around the world!

Being LifeVac Europe means we proudly have partners around Europe, Middle East and Africa who help us save lives.

One of or partners being LifeVac Spain who reported to us that LifeVac was used once again in a choking emergency within the care sector.

A female resident of a care home in Almeria, Spain became unconscious when she began choking on her meal of rice and vegetables. The resident was laying on the floor following dedicated staff carrying out BLS protocol which unfortunately failed to dislodge the obstruction. Staff quickly utilized LifeVac which dislodged the bolus of chewed up rice and vegetables saving her life.

Due to receiving BLS protocol the resident was given an x-ray as a precaution and given the “all clear”.


Eric LifeVac Europe’s Managing Director, commented:

“It’s great to hear all of these recent lives being saved by LifeVac when all else fails. LifeVac is equipped in care homes around the world thank you to our dedicated distributors who are just as passionate about saving lives as we are. LifeVac set the bar for airway clearance devices around the world being the first airway clearance device solely used for choking.  Still being the only airway clearance device proven to be safe and effective to use with independent medical testing, peer reviewed medical publications and medical abstracts.

LifeVac is now equipped in Schools, Care Homes, EMS, Retail Stores, Dentists, Sport Centre’s, Fuel Stations, Cinemas, Fire Departments, Restaurants, Nursing Homes, Hospitals and many many more places around the world thanks to the dedicated LifeVac World Team. Making a difference one life at a time.”

“A perfect world to us is a world without choking deaths”


LifeVac used for the first time within Runwood Homes Senior Living

It has been reported to LifeVac Europe that LifeVac was put to the test once again within the care sector when a resident began to choke.

A resident began to choke during meal time within Runwood Homes Senior Living, staff carried out BLS protocol but as this incident was a partial obstruction BLS was ineffective. Staff acted quickly and used LifeVac which dislodged the obstruction in seconds.

Runwood Homes Senior Living completed their face to face training on LifeVac for their group roll out in July 2019 to safeguard the people they care for in a choking emergency.

Gavin O’Hare-Connolly, Chief Operating Officer of Runwood Homes Senior Living commented:

“The team at LifeVac presented their thorough knowledge regarding choking risks within the residential care sector and professionally demonstrated the capability and benefits of their invention to deal with such risks. In doing so, they instilled confidence within our leadership team and it was an easy decision to become a partner. LifeVac is invaluable, lifesaving technology and we feel that it is essential to support our staff at Runwood Homes with such crucial lifesaving equipment. LifeVac will protect all of our residents, especially those who are living with a neurological condition, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, and with an increased choking risk.”


Matthew Banagan from LifeVac Europe commented: “This is fantastic news, the LifeVac Europe Team are very proud of the impact we are making in the care sector here in the UK. Having now worked with and equipped over 3750 care and nursing homes across the UK from small independent care homes to the largest care home provider HC-One we are proud to be leading the way in the fight against choking deaths in the UK care sector. LifeVac has dislodged full and partial obstructions in care settings from coleslaw and sputum to hard boiled sweets and meat. Not only are LifeVac leading the way but we remain the safest, most effective airway clearance device in the world. Being the only airway clearance device with peer reviewed medical publications, independent testing and medical abstracts proving safety and effectiveness. In simple terms the only airway clearance device with any testing to show how effective and safe it really is.”


LifeVac is so simple to use with detailed user instructions no training is required, but we do offer all types of training if needed as we are here to help meet everyone’s needs.