LifeVac: Saving a Choking Victim- Philadelphia Insurance Companies

LifeVac: Saving A Choking Victim


According to the National Safety Council (NSC), choking is ranked as the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury death, with victims typically representing vulnerable age groups like young children and the elderly. Additionally, a study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that people with intellectual disabilities are 26 times more likely to die from choking than the broader population. Even with well-known maneuvers and proven techniques like the Heimlich, choking incidents can still quickly turn disastrous.

Philadelphia Insurance Companies' Risk Management Services department (PHLYRMS) has partnered with LifeVac to give clients an exclusive discount on another tool to help save lives during a choking event when all other methods have been unsuccessful.

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The LifeVac is a non-powered, non-invasive, single-use only airway clearance device developed for resuscitating a victim with an airway obstruction when current choking protocols have been followed without success. LifeVac has a one-way valve that does not allow any air to enter a choking victim on the downward motion. The LifeVac is provided with an adult mask as well as a pediatric mask.

While any client can take advantage of this partnership, policyholders serving children such as day cares, schools, and churches, as well as those who serve vulnerable adults should review the video below to see how introducing this tool in their first aid kits can make choking deaths less of a possibility at their organization.


The following also provide additional details about this life-saving tool:

Ready to take advantage of the exclusive LifeVac discount for PHLY insureds? Click the following button (a current MyPHLY account is required) or contact PHLY RMS with any questions.

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Additional Choking Prevention and Rescue Resources

Choking - National Safety Council (nsc.org)

Choking - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf (nih.gov)

Heimlich Maneuver Choking Treatment (clevelandclinic.org)

How to save someone choking - Dos and Don'ts in a Choking Emergency (lifevac.net)

Choking: First aid - Mayo Clinic

IMPORTANT NOTICE - The information and suggestions presented by Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company is for your consideration in your loss prevention efforts. They are not intended to be complete or definitive in identifying all hazards associated with your business, preventing workplace accidents, or complying with any safety related, or other, laws or regulations. You are encouraged to alter them to fit the specific hazards of your business and to have your legal counsel review all of your plans and company policies.

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