bag valve mask

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bag valve mask

an airway apparatus used to cover the patient's nose and mouth and begin ventilating the lungs mechanically by squeezing a reservoir of oxygen or air.
See also: ventilator.
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The patent pertains to use of the Company's 2H(TM) filtration technology in any aspect of a BVM resuscitator.
The company expects to release two of these, a pocket-sized version of RespAide and a ventilator circuit filter in August, and a portable BVM resuscitator early in the fourth quarter.
EFP believes its ventilator circuit filter will be available to the market during the first quarter of 2001, and its portable BVM resuscitator during the second quarter.