choking

Free Hands-Only CPR courses (Feb. 2020)

February of 2020 is the 57th year of “American Heart Month” – a month to focus on lowering the number of deaths each year from heart disease.  The original proclamation regarding Heart Month was made by President Lyndon Johnson Dec. 20, 1963, and has carried forward through to Pres. Trump. Newnan CPR committed in 2013 …

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LifeVac

Child with Down’s Syndrome Saved from Choking Death – LifeVac

LifeVac is a fairly new device invented to help prevent choking deaths.  Particularly helpful when abdominal thrusts (or Heimlich Maneuver) not effective.  LifeVac uses suction at the airway, rather than upward pressure at the diaphragm, to dislodge foreign bodies in the airway. On Nov. 23rd, a 3-year old child with Down’s Syndrome at the “Exit …

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