Thursday, 17 March 2016

Quick Response Dechoker

Choking is the fourth most common cause of accidental death in the United States, responsible for approximately 5,000 deaths per year, according to Dechoker, LLC. Choking is most common among the elderly, a fast-growing population segment. It is also terribly common with children, with a child death by choking every five days. Dechoker’s eponymous device, the Dechoker, is available in three sizes: for babies, for children, and for adults.
The Dechoker has FDA clearance, according to the company, and is easy to use. The basic principle involved is suction. The Dechoker mask is placed over the nose and mouth of the victim, placing the suction tube on top of the tongue. With a good seal, the device plunger is then pulled out with a smooth, quick motion. Note that the Dechoker is not a substitute for the Heimlich Maneuver, but should be used as a second technique if the Heimlich Maneuver isn’t successful or can’t be used.

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