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Halloween Safety: Top Choking Threats for Candy & Snacks

Halloween Safety: Top Choking Threats for Candy & Snacks

Which candies should parents avoid and which are OK? Find out our tips here for preventing choking on candy and other treats!
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The Top Places to Store Your Dechoker

The Top Places to Store Your Dechoker

Speed is crucial in a choking emergency. Here’s where to keep The Dechoker so it’s always on hand for quick first aid.
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The Dechoker Saves 30 in Spain, Officials Report

The Dechoker Saves 30 in Spain, Officials Report

The Dechoker anti-choking device adds 30 more documented success cases as Spanish officials report results from nursing homes and other care facilities.
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Why The Dechoker Is a Must-Have for Pregnant Women

Why The Dechoker Is a Must-Have for Pregnant Women

The Heimlich maneuver becomes harder and scarier when pregnancy is involved. Learn about our safe alternative.
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Dechoker Team Attends Meeting of the European Resuscitation Council

Dechoker Team Attends Meeting of the European Resuscitation Council

The Dechoker team visited Ljubljana, Slovenia for the European Resuscitation Council’s congress, Resuscitation 2019.
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Should You Visit the Doctor after the Heimlich Maneuver?

Should You Visit the Doctor after the Heimlich Maneuver?

Choking first aid is often effective but comes with risk of injury. Learn why a checkup afterward is important.
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The Things Parents Fear the Most: Choking & More

The Things Parents Fear the Most: Choking & More

Learn where choking falls among parents’ top fears and what to do if you choke.
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The Life-Saving Gadget That Should Be in Every RV

The Life-Saving Gadget That Should Be in Every RV

Check out five reasons seniors and families should consider The Dechoker before hitting the open road.
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Dechoker in the Great Outdoors, Part 3: Solo Trips

Dechoker in the Great Outdoors, Part 3: Solo Trips

Planning a solo camping or hiking adventure? Learn why you should pack our choking first-aid device. This is Part 3 in our 3-part great outdoors series.
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Dechoker in the Great Outdoors, Part 2: Hiking

Dechoker in the Great Outdoors, Part 2: Hiking

Learn our choking prevention and first-aid tips before you take a hike. This is Part 2 in our 3-part great outdoors series.
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Dechoker in the Great Outdoors, Part 1: Family Camping

Dechoker in the Great Outdoors, Part 1: Family Camping

Learn why The Dechoker is an essential piece of choking first-aid gear as you head out camping this summer. This is Part 1 in our 3-part great outdoors series.
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Hot Dogs: The Ultimate Choking Risk

Hot Dogs: The Ultimate Choking Risk

Learn why this beloved childhood food is so dangerous and how you can help your kids enjoy it safely.
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How Do Back Slaps Help in a Choking Emergency?

How Do Back Slaps Help in a Choking Emergency?

Learn more about this traditional choking first-aid treatment and how to perform back blows effectively.
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Early Signs of a Swallowing Disorder

Early Signs of a Swallowing Disorder

Learn what to watch out for if you think you may be developing dysphagia and why choking prevention efforts are crucial.
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Why You Should Never Use the ‘Finger Sweep’ Choking Treatment

Why You Should Never Use the ‘Finger Sweep’ Choking Treatment

Learn about why this method is dangerous and how to perform better choking first-aid treatments.
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Choking Prevention Tips for Summer

Choking Prevention Tips for Summer

Barbecues, beach trips and the kids out of school — summer choking risks are here. Check out our best prevention tips.

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Bulk up Your First-Aid Kit This Men’s Health Month

Bulk up Your First-Aid Kit This Men’s Health Month

Does your kit need restocking? Do you know how to use everything? Let’s get proactive this Men’s Health Month!

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The Life-Saving Gadget Every Dad Should Own

The Life-Saving Gadget Every Dad Should Own

Dads are getting more proactive about choking prevention and first aid. Learn how The Dechoker can ensure your family’s safety.

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Skip the Ties: The Father’s Day Gift that Could Save Dad’s Life

Skip the Ties: The Father’s Day Gift that Could Save Dad’s Life

Elderly people are at a higher choking risk than most adults. Our innovative first-aid device can give your family peace of mind.

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What Are Restaurant Policies If Someone Is Choking?

What Are Restaurant Policies If Someone Is Choking?

Is the staff expected to know choking first aid? Learn what’s legally required in restaurants in medical emergencies.

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What to Do If Someone Is Choking in Public

What to Do If Someone Is Choking in Public

Say you’re out to dinner and someone starts choking. Learn the first-aid treatments and other steps you should take right away to save a life
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Why Aren’t We Better at Choking First Aid?

Why Aren’t We Better at Choking First Aid?

Although choking is a relatively common emergency, most people aren’t prepared to deliver first aid. We look at the reasons behind that and The Dechoker as a possible solution.
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How to Start an Anti-Choking Awareness Campaign

How to Start an Anti-Choking Awareness Campaign

Want to spread the word about choking prevention and first-aid
treatments like The Dechoker? Here’s how to start a campaign.
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What’s the Difference between EMTs & Paramedics?

What’s the Difference between EMTs & Paramedics?

Learn about the different kinds of first responders and what choking first-aid certifications they have.
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How First Responders Treat Choking Victims

How First Responders Treat Choking Victims

Learn what choking first-aid treatments to expect from EMTs and paramedics and how The Dechoker could change the standard of care.

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What Happens If You Choke while on a Cruise Ship?

What Happens If You Choke while on a Cruise Ship?

Who is trained to help choking victims on a cruise ship? Learn about the current standards and what we think should change.
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Choking First Aid at 30,000 Feet: What to Expect on a Plane

Choking First Aid at 30,000 Feet: What to Expect on a Plane

Is the crew trained in choking first aid? Learn what happens when someone chokes while flying.

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Is There an Increased Choking Risk with Down Syndrome?

Is There an Increased Choking Risk with Down Syndrome?

Learn how Down syndrome affects the ability to swallow and what caregivers can do to decrease the risk of choking.
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Are Kids More at Risk for Choking in 2019?

Are Kids More at Risk for Choking in 2019?

Learn about some child choking statistics and what habits your family can avoid to prevent an emergency.
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Dechoker Saves 41st Life

Dechoker Saves 41st Life

The total number of lives saved by the Dechoker anti-choking device now stands at 41, after another close call at a care home in the United Kingdom.
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The Rise of Anti-Choking Devices in Nursing Homes

The Rise of Anti-Choking Devices in Nursing Homes

Learn how The Dechoker has started saving lives in European nursing homes, where choking deaths are common.
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Can the Dechoker Be Used After a Total Laryngectomy?

Can the Dechoker Be Used After a Total Laryngectomy?

Question: My Father has had a total laryngectomy (removal of the larynx), from having throat cancer. Can he use the Dechoker if he were to suddenly begin choking on some food?
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Are Teens at Risk of Choking?

Are Teens at Risk of Choking?

The risk of a child choking may decrease over time, but does it ever go away completely? Learn more here about what your family can do about it.
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Who Comes Up with Emergency First Aid Protocol?

Who Comes Up with Emergency First Aid Protocol?

Learn about the history of choking first aid and why we believe The Dechoker is on pace to change the standards of care.
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Choking, Gagging & Coughing: What’s the Difference?

Choking, Gagging & Coughing: What’s the Difference?

Learn the difference between these related behaviors and how to recognize when a person is choking and needs help.
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Childcare & Choking: How to Talk to Your Daycare or Preschool

Childcare & Choking: How to Talk to Your Daycare or Preschool

Curious about how your child’s daycare facility would handle a choking emergency? Here’s how to bring it up.
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How to Talk to Your Kids about Choking Prevention

How to Talk to Your Kids about Choking Prevention

Talking to kids about emergencies can be tricky. Use these phrases to help your family work together to prevent choking.
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5 Tips for Talking to Your Child’s Babysitter about Choking

5 Tips for Talking to Your Child’s Babysitter about Choking

Help your good choking prevention habits stay in place while you’re out of the house by using these tips to talk to your babysitter.
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The Dechoker: All About the Device that Should Be in Every Family’s First-Aid Kit

The Dechoker: All About the Device that Should Be in Every Family’s First-Aid Kit

Learn about the life-saving Dechoker and how easy it is to use should someone in your life experience a choking emergency.
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Kids & Choking: Prevention Tips for Grandparents

Kids & Choking: Prevention Tips for Grandparents

Brush off your first-aid skills! These tips can help grandparents prevent and prepare for a choking emergency.
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The Dechoker Completes the Circle of Choking Prevention

The Dechoker Completes the Circle of Choking Prevention

For children, back blows and the Heimlich maneuver do not go far enough in preventing choking. A new device completes the circle.
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Dechoker Wins Innovation Excellence Award at 2019 Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo

Dechoker Wins Innovation Excellence Award at 2019 Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo

Judges at the 2019 Dementia, Care & Nursing Expo in the United Kingdom honored Dechoker with the Innovation Excellence award.
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Retired Los Angeles Police Sergeant Endorses Dechoker Device

Retired Los Angeles Police Sergeant Endorses Dechoker Device

A retired police sergeant from the city of Los Angeles is one of many veteran first responders throwing their support behind the innovative Dechoker anti-choking device.
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Dechoker Is Among Finalists for 2019 Innovation Excellence Award

Dechoker Is Among Finalists for 2019 Innovation Excellence Award

Organizers of the 2019 Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo named Dechoker a finalist for the Innovation Excellence Award ahead of this month’s event in the United Kingdom.
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Why Is the Risk of Choking So High for Children?

Why Is the Risk of Choking So High for Children?

Learn about why babies, toddlers, and older kids are at a higher choking risk and what prevention steps you can take.
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Choking Kills Twice as Many Americans as Fires, but We’re Better Prepared for Fires

If Americans are more at risk of choking to death than dying in a fire, why aren’t more people prepared for choking?
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Dechoker Saves 34th Life in Close Call at Spanish Nursing Home

Dechoker Saves 34th Life in Close Call at Spanish Nursing Home

The Dechoker anti-choking device was used to save the life of an 84-year-old man at a nursing home in Spain recently.
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Is the Dechoker Suitable for My 10-Month-Old Baby?

Is the Dechoker Suitable for My 10-Month-Old Baby?

If your child is under 12 months old, you may wonder if the Dechoker will be able to protect him or her in the event of a choking emergency. Dr. Randall Snook, Medical Director for Dechoker, shares his insights.

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