Choking has long been one of the most common and most fatal medical emergencies, but recommended first-aid treatments have remained the same for decades. Now there is a ground-breaking alternative in The Dechoker, an innovative, easy-to-use device that has already begun saving lives around the world.
Read on to learn more about this game-changing anti-choking device and why we believe it belongs in every school, restaurant and home first-aid kit.
For many years, the standard recommended protocol in a choking emergency has been abdominal thrusts, commonly known as the Heimlich maneuver. Although often effective if performed properly, this is a tricky procedure that frequently results in broken ribs or other injury, even when done by a trained professional. It’s also extremely difficult to perform on yourself if you are alone when you choke.
The need for an easier alternative is clear. The Dechoker provides a solution that involves no abdominal thrusting or back slapping and no lifting of the choking victim, and you can even use it on yourself if you are alone.
Emergency devices such as fire extinguishers and defibrillators are now found in homes and public spaces, but fires and heart attacks are even less common than choking. Those devices have stopped countless emergencies, and we believe The Dechoker can do the same.
The Dechoker is extremely easy to use. It looks similar to a plastic syringe, but with no needle. Instead, there is a face mask, which fits over the nose and mouth of a choking victim. Simply pull back on the plunger to literally suck out the food or other object that’s trapped in the victim’s airway. This process takes only a few precious seconds and comes with no risk of abdominal injury.
The FDA-registered Dechoker comes in different sizes for toddlers, children and adults, and it has already begun to save lives around the world. In Spain recently, a man in a nursing home regained consciousness after caregivers used The Dechoker to dislodge food from his airway in the 34th formally documented success case.
The Dechoker has received numerous awards and endorsements from healthcare professionals as an emerging first-aid device, and we believe it should become the new standard of care.
If you have children or other family members who are at a higher risk of choking, or if you simply want the peace of mind of an easy-to-use treatment, we encourage you to learn more about The Dechoker and consider bringing one into your home.
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