“Choking is the obstruction of the flow of air from the environment into the lungs. Choking prevents breathing, and can be partial or complete, with partial choking allowing some, although inadequate, flow of air into the lungs. Prolonged or complete choking results in asphyxia which leads to anoxia and is potentially fatal.”
Did you know that choking is a leading cause of death in children? One child dies every 5 days from choking. Choking is also a leading cause of death in people over the age of 65.
A choking death occurs every 2 hours. More people die from choking than die in fires, non-fire related carbon monoxide poisoning, drowning, or accidental shootings. There are over 100,000 visits annually to the ER because of choking. Over 100 million Americans have no defense against choking due to pregnancy, disability, obesity or being alone.
Children are known for sticking things in their mouths. Coins, buttons, candy. In fact, candy and coins make up about 37% of ER visits for choking in children ages 1–4. Wouldn't you do whatever you could to prevent or stop choking in your home among young children? Now you can more easily with the Dechoker unit. My sister was so excited when I was able to give this to her to have at the house to have on hand in case of choking with my nephew.
When someone chokes, time is of the essence. Within 0–4 minutes without oxygen, brain damage is unlikely. Beyond that, lack of oxygen becomes hazardous and will potentially cause brain death. Six to 10 minutes without oxygen, brain damage is likely. Beyond 10 minutes without oxygen, brain death is likely. If you need to call an ambulance or emergency response team, the average response time is 7–12 minutes. With that response rate for a choking event, brain death is possible.
The Dechoker is designed with your toddler in mind. This is a really cool device and every household with young kids should have one. This medical device is designed to help increase the chances of surviving a choking emergency. The Dechoker is easy to use and can be used if you are alone, which is key if you are a single parent or home alone with your child often. What a piece of mind to know that you have one extra step of assurance for an emergency situation, should you do ever have a choking emergency?
The Dechoker has passed stringent FDA testing and is registered as a “Class 1 medical device” and comes sterilized and ready for use. The Dechoker unit for the toddler size covers ages 6 months old through 5 years old. They also make a family size unit, which is great for older family members, including grandparents.