For every use of a Dechoker ACD in a choking emergency we receive feedback. This allows us to monitor safety and collate information used for research.
Those involved with the choking incident and use of the Dechoker often add a their own comment at the end. The emotion is often quite clear as they recall the event.
We recently received a message from an individual who was involved in an incident where a Dechoker was deployed during a choking emergency. They reached out to us with their thoughts and feelings about both the Dechoker and the incident.
“I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that I had to use the Dechoker in a serious choking incident a couple of months ago.
“We are located in a very rural isolated location, having tried backslaps and Heimlich with no success I attempted to use the Dechoker.
“Admittedly I was sceptical at first when we did the Dechoker training, but in the event of an incident I am thankful that the company I work for supplies each service with a Dechoker device on site.
“The Dechoker managed to dislodge a small piece of broccoli and the gentleman in question has made a full recovery.