A care home resident enjoying dessert found themselves unable to breathe when a piece of strawberry became stuck in their airway. Efforts using back blows and abdominal thrusts failed to remove the summer fruit.
Carers turned to a Dechoker ACD kit placed in the dining room in the event of a choking emergency and were able to successfully clear the obstruction.
Food is the biggest cause of choking. With a minimum of three meals-a-day there are a lot of opportunities for the worst to happen, with an increased age bringing greater risk.
To find out more about Dechoker ACD and how it works here.