Before Christmas staff at Porthaven’s Avondale Care Home completed their Dechoker training as the devices were installed throughout the home.

Avondale in Aylesbury, Bucks provides 24 hour residential, nursing, dementia and respite care for the elderly in an elegant and spacious home incorporating numerous thoughtful and practical features.

Completed in four separate sessions all nursing and care staff undertook instruction in how to use Dechoker when faced with a choking emergency.

Using training manikins, staff practised using the device when faced with a resident who may be either in a seated or laying postion.