When it comes to delivering choking Basic Life Support, or BLS, the process hasn’t changed in over 60 years. With the development of Airway Clearance Devices in the last 5-years when they should be used is has been asked since Day 1
Under guidance from the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) a protocol was established to ensure existing choking BLS is attempted before a device is deployed.
The free training for the Dechoker sets out both how and when to use an ACD in a choking emergency.
Once the important assessment has been made the process can be followed through until the person, or victim as they are often referred, becomes unresponsive.
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