In the case of a medical emergency, if you call 911 and ask for an ambulance, there are a lot of different first responders who might arrive on the scene. Some of these folks will have different training and certifications in emergency medical services, or EMS, and it can get a bit confusing to keep them straight.
This simple guide breaks down who does what when it comes to EMTs vs. paramedics and other first responders you may come across.
When it comes to choking, nearly all of these EMS providers should be trained to perform the common standards of care, which are back slaps and abdominal thrusts (also known as the Heimlich maneuver). It’s our goal that another treatment be added to that list: The Dechoker.
Our easy-to-use first-aid device has begun to save lives in nursing homes around the world, and we believe there should be a Dechoker in every ambulance and first response vehicle, as well. As much as we try to prevent choking emergencies, they will always still happen, particularly to vulnerable groups such as young children and elderly people. If we can’t prevent these emergencies, we can prepare for them by training our first responders how to use The Dechoker.
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