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LifeVac - Choking Rescue Device Home Kit for Adult and Children First Aid Kit, Portable

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Soft foods such as marshmallow (which then also swell and expand if stuck in the oesophagus) are also much harder to remove if a child does choke on them. Supplied with a number of interchangeable sized masks, the LifeVac Standard includes everything that you need to get started with airway clearance. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has advised the companies that the devices should only be used by healthcare professionals or people with advanced life support training. These are the “governing/authoritative bodies” and governing bodies are who say what can and cannot be used in the public domain.

Our care service have LifeVac wall kits in all of our eating areas, we have used the device multiple times across our sites and LifeVac Europe have always replaced them free of charge as advised, great service!

Content on this site is not intended to substitute for advice given by medical practitioner, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. LifeVac is a non-invasive device and has been rigorously tested and peer reviewed for safety and effectiveness. LifeVac Europe, which is based in the UK and is one of the leading companies in this sector is on a drive to convince regulators to relax the current restrictions in the UK, which it says do not apply in other countries. The devices are for use by medical professionals, but experts fear they will be used by untrained parents. Earlier this year the MHRA lifted those restrictions meaning individuals, businesses, schools, colleges and hospitals are now able to purchase this lifesaving device.

In the last review (2019/20) ILCOR stated “while we recognise they have saved lives, there is not enough evidence to encourage or discourage their use”. The Heimlich manoeuvre isn't always the way out, and it's far too common for people using the technique to not provide the right amount of thrust to clear an airway.Unlike other airway clearance devices, the LifeVac device is completely non-invasive, which means there is no risk of damaging the oral cavity, pushing the obstruction further down, pushing the tongue back in panic situations, blocking the tubes or activating the gag reflex. Yes anyone can use LifeVac®, we recommend to use LifeVac® when Resuscitation Council Guidelines (BLS protocol) fails. Our long term goal is to have “non-invasive hand held suction devices” implemented into BLS first aid protocol.

Don’t worry, we will only contact you with regards to your enquiry and your details will be deleted forever after an appropriate period of time. The instruction booklet details how to use the device and which coloured ring identifies the size of the mask. In 2017 we petitioned the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to lift the restrictions on the use of LifeVac in the UK. We are certain non-invasive hand held suction devices will become part of the standard first aid choking protocol at some point in the future as LifeVac® is saving lives when BLS first aid fails. The LifeVac EMS kit comes with a LifeVac unit, 1 extra-large mask, 1 large mask, 2 medium masks (one being a test mask), 1 small mask, 1 pediatric mask in a clear accessible grab bag.

The LifeVac Anti-Choking Home Kit protects the whole family and is a preferable option for home use. With a selection of kits and mask sizes, they are ideal for use in schools and nurseries, care homes, ambulances, hospitals, and small business environments. This will also give people such as wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities an additional option when they cannot receive the abdominal thrusts or back blows.

Flag as inappropriate I havent had the chance to use the device fingerscrossed I never have to, but to know that I have it there incase needed it has put my mind at rest to know that I can have a chance at saving someone life in a chocking hazard eg family friends ect. Information and statements about products are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. If possible the person making the claim should complete this form, but a family member, carer or medical professional may complete the form on the claimants behalf. This will raise the current 70% effectiveness of choking protocol to as close to 100% effective as possible. Preventing choking deaths is a serious matter, especially at home, in the workplace and in schools where people may not have immediate access to trained professionals or standard choking protocol equipment.

This may not mean much to the average person, but in the medical field this is extremely important as it is very dangerous to use something in an emergency that might not work in the time of need. Jasmine died at just 6 years old after choking on a grape and after all attempts at first aid using back slaps and abdominal thrusts had failed.

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