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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Even though the two medics plus two emergency medical technicians who worked on Rivers restarted her heart and got oxygen into her lungs using the tracheal tube and bag-valve mask, Rivers' brain has already been deprived of oxygen for far too long.
Two experiments were performed to compare the Threshold IMT device-in-reverse pressure to that of the actual pressure measured via a pressure monitor (PF-300; IMT-medical, Switzerland) under two separate conditions, including (1) manually generated expiratory flow using a bag-valve mask and, (2) human subject generated expiratory flow.
Types of basic equipment and medical devices include: CPR shields and other personal protective equipment (such as gloves), blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes, thermometers, bag-valve masks, splints, penlights, wound care supplies, bronchial inhalers (prescription only), EpiPens (prescription only), ice bags, oral fluids for hydration, sterile water for irrigation, ice and cooling tubs for heat emergencies.