Bag-valve-mask device | definition of bag-valve-mask device by Medical dictionary
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bag-valve-mask de·vice , bag-mask device (bag-valv-mask dĕ-vīs', bag'mask dĕ-vīs')
A hand-powered, positive-pressure, ventilation device consisting of a mask, one-way valve, and self-inflating bag; may be attached to an endotracheal or tracheostomy tube or a face mask.
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Attempted bag ventilation after intubation resulted in a massive air leak, necessitating swapping to a bag-valve-mask device
Usually in the emergency setting a self-inflating bag-valve-mask device is used.
If pulse oximetry is available one can gauge from the patient's saturation how long to continue with intubation before (if unsuccessful) withdrawing and reventilating the patient with the bag-valve-mask device.