LifeVac - Soft Travel Bag Unit
Perfect for parents to be able to take the LifeVac device anywhere. Fit easily in to pram or travel bag or the boot of the car. Contains four masks, Adult Large, Medium and Small, plus the child sized masks and the LifeVac device . Fabric is a bonded PU waterproof fabric that protects the contents from accidental spills.
- LifeVac device
- 2 x child sized masks
The LifeVac anti-choking device is a non-powered single patient portable suction apparatus developed for resuscitating a choking victim when standard BLS protocol has been followed without success. The negative pressure generated by the force of the suction is 3 times greater than the highest pressure generated by any first aid measure. The duration of suction is minimal so LifeVac is safe and effective.
Choking is the second leading accidental cause of death in children under 14 years (11.1%) and the leading accidental cause of death in children under 1 year old (accounting for 40 child deaths annually). Choking is also the second leading cause of premature death in aged care in Australia.
Over 11 million Australians are particularly susceptible to choking due to pregnancy, age and/or profound disability, obesity or being alone.
In 0-4 minutes of an obstruction blocking of air, brain damage is possible. In 4-6 minutes brain damage is likely and in 6-10 minutes brain damage is probable. In 10 minutes there is probably brain death. The average Ambulance emergency response time is 7 to 12 minutes and longer in rural areas.
Choking on food accounts for more than half of choking admissions to hospital, closely followed by other objects. Of the recorded cases, the most common objects to cause obstructions in children are coins (19%), lollies (10%), meat (5%), nuts (3%), carrots (3%), toy and toy parts (3%)*. First Aid procedures do not guarantee the relief of choking. In Australia the regime recommended of one handed chest thrusts has no documented evidence of success.