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Resident saved from choking and avoids trip to A&E

Resident saved from choking and avoids trip to A&E

A Liverpool care home has seen first hand just how beneficial having a DeChoker on site can be, when one of their residents began choking last week.

The incident occurred during breakfast time at Flightcare’s Orchard Care Home, with staff having done all they could and the resident unresponsive.

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Man, 46, dies after choking on toast at his Stoke-on-Trent home

Man, 46, dies after choking on toast at his Stoke-on-Trent home

A 46-year-old man died after choking on a piece of toast Peter Harley had last been seen eating the toast on the settee at the family’s Heron Cross home.

But two hours later his dad – also named Peter Harley – discovered his son unresponsive on the sofa in the early hours of 12th February

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Why Covid-19 Deaths in Care Homes remains a mystery.

Why Covid-19 Deaths in Care Homes remains a mystery.

With the number of deaths from Covid-19 in the UK reported daily, it was recently revealed that the figure only included deaths that occurred in hospital.

Although Covid related deaths in care homes are now included these numbers are 2 weeks out of date, there are calls for more recent or even daily figures to be made available.

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Carers reacted when Llanelli resident began choking on their breakfast

Carers reacted when Llanelli resident began choking on their breakfast

At at time where there doesn’t appear to be a huge amount of good news we are once again pleased to say Dechoker has been used to save another life in a choking emergency.

Earlier this week carers at the Ashley Court care home in Llanelli were unable to deliver Basic Life Support and thankfully were able to call on their training and Dechoker for help.

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Southampton Care Home resident died after choking.

Southampton Care Home resident died after choking.

A Southampton man died after a choking incident at his nursing home, an inquest was heard this week. Michael Bower aged 70 died on March 14th at Southampton General Hospital.

A post-mortem report heard that the causes of death were aspiration pneumonia, Alzheimer’s Dementia and Parkinsonism.

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DECHOKER UK and NHS Foundation Trust partner to reduce choking deaths in Adult Care sector

DECHOKER UK and NHS Foundation Trust partner to reduce choking deaths in Adult Care sector

DECHOKER UK are pleased to announce their partnership with the Northamptonshire NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT), furthering our commitment to reducing number of choking deaths in the adult care sector.

The project which began last summer had 2 strands and involved the Research & Innovation team from the NHFT reviewing the existing literature, in addition to field based research where a DECHOKER has been used in a choking emergency.

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Coronavirus & Dechoker - UPDATE

Coronavirus & Dechoker - UPDATE

A large number of our clients are adult care providers including #carehomes and #nursinghomes who are obviously under lot of pressure due to the #coronavirus outbreak.

We were in touch with our clients at an early stage, reassuring them that as a supplier of medical devices our contingency planning was already in place.

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