Choking emergencies can happen to anyone, but for individuals with disabilities and those who use wheelchairs, the situation can become even more dire. Traditional choking rescue protocols may not always be successful, and the victim may not be able to perform the Heimlich maneuver on themselves. This is where the LifeVac comes in as a crucial lifesaving device.
The LifeVac is a non-powered, non-invasive airway clearance device that is designed to remove an airway obstruction in a choking emergency when all other rescue protocols have failed. Its unique one-way valve system prevents the airway obstruction from being pushed further into the victim and vents injury or harm. The LifeVac works by creating negative pressure through downward compression, venting all air outside the unit, and then pulling back to generate negative pressure and dislodge the obstruction.
For individuals with disabilities and those who use wheelchairs, the LifeVac offers a critical solution in choking emergencies. The device is easy to use and does not require any training, making it a lifesaver for individuals who may have difficulty performing the Heimlich maneuver or other choking rescue protocols. The LifeVac is also compact and portable, making it accessible and easy to carry for those on-the-go.
In an emergency, every second counts, and having access to the LifeVac could mean the difference between life and death. We encourage families, caregivers, and organizations that serve people with disabilities and those in wheelchairs to consider investing in a LifeVac and to keep one readily available at all times.