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Dechoker saves 2nd Care Home Resident from choking death in 5 weeks!

Dechoker saves 2nd Care Home Resident from choking death in 5 weeks!

The 87-year-old was enjoying lunch at one of Oakdale Care Group’s homes when he began to choke on a piece of food which had become stuck in his airway.

With the first UK life saved just over a month ago in Sale, Manchester, Dechoker has once again prevented a life threatening choking incident. This time on the outskirts of Northampton.

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Orchard Care install Dechoker across all 46 care home estate

Orchard Care install Dechoker across all 46 care home estate

Harrogate based provider takes delivery of Dechoker devices for all 46 of their care homes.

After completing training sessions with key members of the Orchard Care support team, Dechoker devices will now be deployed across the entire provider’s portfolio
which offers a range of specialist care services on both a long and short-term basis.

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Hunters Down Care Centre install and train on Dechoker

Hunters Down Care Centre install and train on Dechoker

Hunters Down is a purpose-built care home, providing nursing and residential person-centred care to adults aged 65 and over including those living with
dementia. The home is situated in Huntingdon and offers long term and respite care.

Hunters Down, part of Excel Care, is divided into five units over two floors. Four units are equipped with their own communal lounge, dining area, kitchenette and bathroom facilities, while the fifth unit is a purpose-built unit with luxury suites built with its own private courtyard, a communal lounge and kitchen.

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New App to help people in a choking emergency

New App to help people in a choking emergency

Friend of tragic choking victim develops new app to help others in danger.

A lifelong friend of a young woman who choked to death has developed a new app which she hopes will spare others the heartache of losing a loved one.

Sherry Campbell from Groomsport, Co Down, was found dead by her father Shannon in the kitchen of the family home last September.

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No requirement for care staff to have First Aid training in Care or Nursing Homes - confirms CQC

No requirement for care staff to have First Aid training in Care or Nursing Homes - confirms CQC

A few weeks ago we were looking through the requirements issued to care providers in England by the Care Quality Commission. As part of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (HSCA 2008) the CQC must produce guidance to help care providers to comply with the regulations in the Act.

We were looking for references to First Aid provision for care staff, and were somewhat surprised that we couldn’t find any mention of it anywhere in the guidance.

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