Life-Saving Modern Techniques…

I’m usually not one for paying attention to the mass plethora of ads that get thrown my way when I wander the digital super highway… If I had to stop every time a Facebook pop-up suggested I need male enhancement pills or I can meet horny matures in my area, I’d never get shit done! But once in a while, something will actually catch my attention and will motivate me to check. This is the case with this item: the LifeVac. I don’t make a point of endorsing or recommending SPECIFIC products, but once in a while I find myself making an exception.

The lifeVac is basically a CPR mask equipped with a suction device that allows someone without CPR training to release an upper-airway obstruction when traditional CPR methods don’t work. For me, it means peace of mind in the event of a choking hazard if I’m not home. Although my wife and I have both taken First Aid, mine is a bit more recent given the nature of my law enforcement work and my wife has never had to use it. This seemed like a good addition to our home’s medical supplies.

I found a Canadian website that would allow me to order the LifeVac and have it shipped to me in Saskatchewan. They had a variety of packages including one device or multiple, and even a hard shell plastic case one can mount to a wall for easy access; a bit like mounting a fire extinguisher. Although a bit on the pricey side, there’s no value to the potential life of a beloved family member. I ordered a “home kit,” which includes one device, an adult mask, a child mask, a practice mask (whatever the fuck THAT means) and instructions.

I got my package and opened it up with barely contained excitement. true to it’s advertisements, the device had a one-way valve that prevents air being pushed INTO the victim when pressing down. It provides a significant amount of suction that’s meant to dislodge and bring up whatever may be obstructing the upper airway. It requires no strength, training or effort but could potentially save a life. I love it. LOVE IT!!!

Ignore my double chins…

I think we can all agree that unless one has taken some specific training and are willing to use it, most people will succumb to the unfortunate phenomena where they sit there and watch when someone needs help. Some of that can be alleviated with a device that takes out the majority of the guess work. I’ve never been so excited about something I hope NEVER to use… If you’re a Canadian resident and are interested into looking into them, you can find them on LifeVac’s Canadian website here. ☯️

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Shawn

I am a practitioner of the martial arts and student of the Buddhist faith. I have been a Type 1 Diabetic since I was 4 years old and have been fighting the uphill battle it includes ever since. I enjoy fitness and health and looking for new ways to improve both, as well as examining the many questions of life. Although I have no formal medical training, I have amassed a wealth of knowledge regarding health, Diabetes, martial arts as well as Buddhism and philosophy. My goal is to share this information with the world, and perhaps provide some sarcastic humour along the way. Welcome!

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