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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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Multiple Sclerosis and Dysphagia

Multiple Sclerosis and Dysphagia

Multiple sclerosis affects the brain and the spinal cord and problems swallowing (also called dysphagia) can occur in the later stages of MS.
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The Top Foods That Cause Choking

The Top Foods That Cause Choking

Learn which kinds of food pose the highest risk of choking and what parents and caregivers can do about it.
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Complications of Dysphagia

Complications of Dysphagia

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with dysphagia, you will want to know about risks and possible complications.
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What Really Happens When Someone Is Choking

What Really Happens When Someone Is Choking

Learn what happens to the body when someone is choking and how you should react in a first-aid emergency.
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The Risks of Aspiration And How To Prevent It

The Risks of Aspiration And How To Prevent It

When eating or drinking, have you ever had something go down the wrong tube? This is called aspiration.
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What to Eat and Not Eat After a Stroke

What to Eat and Not Eat After a Stroke

Eating and drinking can be difficult and dangerous after a stroke. Find out what stroke patients should and should not eat after a stroke, especially if they have difficulty swallowing.
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Dechoker Saves 32nd Life During Choking Emergency

Dechoker Saves 32nd Life During Choking Emergency

A 74-year-old care home resident in Spain has become the latest choking victim whose life was saved by the Dechoker.
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What to Do If Your Baby or Toddler Is Choking

What to Do If Your Baby or Toddler Is Choking

This step-by-step first-aid guide shows what to do if your baby or toddler is choking, and how the Dechoker can help.
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Caretakers Detail How “Indispensable” Dechoker Has Saved Dozens of Lives

Caretakers Detail How “Indispensable” Dechoker Has Saved Dozens of Lives

Our team has been working behind the scenes for months in order to find out how the Dechoker has made the difference between life and death.

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How To Prevent Choking After Stroke

How To Prevent Choking After Stroke

Dysphagia or difficulty swallowing after stroke can cause choking. Find out how to identify and prevent choking after a stroke.
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Choking in Babies & Kids: 5 First-Aid Tips for Parents

Choking in Babies & Kids: 5 First-Aid Tips for Parents

Learn our top five tips for what to do in a choking emergency and how to calmly administer first aid to your child.
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Stroke and Dysphagia

Stroke and Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a condition that commonly affects stroke patients. Stroke victims suffer from oropharyngeal dysphagia and patients can work with a therapist for treatment.
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5 Household Choking Hazards You May Have Missed

5 Household Choking Hazards You May Have Missed

Parents, look out for these common household choking hazards for children, and learn about our first aid solution, the Dechoker.
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Swallowing Problems After A Stroke

Swallowing Problems After A Stroke

Difficulty swallowing is common after a stroke. See what steps to take if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dysphagia or has problems with swallowing or choking.
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What You Need to Know When Your Child Is Choking

What You Need to Know When Your Child Is Choking

The risk of choking is scary, but you can empower yourself by learning what to look for and how a Dechoker can help.
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Dechoker is Moving Forward!

Dechoker is Moving Forward!

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Dechoker Saves Its 16th Life!

Dechoker Saves Its 16th Life!

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