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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A bag valve mask was used until the ventilator was started again and CPR was continued.
He said he will write to the Civil Aviation Authority, European Aviation Safety Agency and Irish Aviation Authority about the possibility of installing defibrillators, bag valve masks, airway adjuncts and suction equipment on planes.
According to independent studies, the 2H Filter's target market is a $500 million medical disposable device market that comprises: respirators, ventilators, anesthesia circuit filters and emergency bag valve masks, among other applications.