Developed on a very simple theory – similar to using a plunger to unblock a plug/drain, the LifeVac unit produces reverse pressure from behind the lodged object to pull it loose and out of the airway. The pressure produced has been proved to be far more effective than the pressure obtained when administering abdominal thrusts and as such has been 100% effective.
The LifeVac unit if simple to use and does not require in-depth training, a simple DVD or using our link to the training video will is sufficient to understand the principle and therefore have the knowledge to us the LifeVac unit in an emergency. However if you book one of our First Aid Training courses, you will be taught and have the practical experience of using the LifeVac.
If food is served, there is a chance that someone could choke – don’t leave it to chance and get the LifeVac unit.
For a limited time the LifeVac unit is available for FREE – just book a Group Emergency First Aid course, for up t0 12, at list price we will bring the unit and deliver training during the course, book 2 courses and get 3 units, book 3 courses and get 6 units (other Course/Unit ratios are available).
UK choking statistics
About 16,000 cases of choking are treated in UK hospitals each year
In 1999, a total of 218 people choked to death on food. A further 55 died after choking on non-edible objects
About half the choking fatalities in 1999 were men and women aged 75 and over
About 2,600 choking accidents in the UK each year involve children under four years of age