The 117 LifeVac units recently purchased by Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County are being deployed throughout several locations in Nassau County.

These locations include 19 residential homes, two community centers, and one 48-bed facility.

LifeVac is a non-powered, single patient, portable suction apparatus designed to save the life of a choking victim, according to a media release from LifeVac.

“We are thrilled to partner with the entire Cerebral Palsy Nassau team,” says Arthur Lih, founder and CEO of LifeVac, in the release. “After our three successful rescues, we know that LifeVac is a viable option when current protocol fails.”

“The division of Developmental Disabilities has listed Cerebral Palsy as a condition that increases the risk of choking. Cerebral Palsy of Nassau has taken proactive action in keeping their community safe. We applaud them,” he adds.

[Source(s): LifeVac, PR Newswire]