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a trademark for a resuscitator bag used to assist ventilation. See also bag-valve-mask resuscitator.
Ambu bagA self-refilling bag-valve-mask unit with a 1–1.5 litre capacity, used for artificial respiration which, while suboptimal for the non-intubated patient, is effective for ventilating and oxygenating intubated patients, allowing both spontaneous and artificial respiration.
Ambu bagEmergency medicine A self-refilling bag-valve-mask unit with a 1-1.5 liter capacity, used for artificial respiration which, although suboptimal for the non-intubated Pt, is effective for ventilating and oxygenating intubated Pts, allowing both spontaneous and artificial respiration
Am·bu bag(am'byū bag)
Respiration device with a nonrebreathing valve to provide positive pressure for manual ventilation needed when a patient lacks respiratory drive during resuscitation involving oxygen or air. [NOTE: This name is a registered trademark of Ambu, Inc. of Glen Burnie, MD, USA and Ambu A/S of Ballerup, Denmark. Although it is sometimes incorrectly and improperly used as a generic product name by some health care practitioners, all rights and privileges attached to the product remain those of the proprietors.]
a flexible reservoir bag connected by tubing and a non-rebreathing valve to a face mask or endotracheal tube and used for artificial ventilation. It is self-inflating with room air or from an oxygen source.