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assisted breathing

Any technique that improves respiration. Such breathing includes the provision of supplemental oxygen, bag-valve-mask ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, mechanical ventilation, and mouth-to-mouth ventilation.
See also: breathing
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Also, when assisted breathing is provided, dispatchers spend a significant amount of time trying to instruct inexperienced people on the right way to position the head and pinch the nose before breathing into the victim's mouth, thus delaying the all-important chest compressions.
Saturday night, she was in the pediatric intensive care unit with a restored pulse, but with assisted breathing, he said.
Once inserted and a breathing tube is established, spontaneous or assisted breathing is possible.
But videotaped studies of standard CPR document that laypeople spend most of their time doing the assisted breathing component, not compressing the chest.