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the artificial ventilation performed with a respirator bag, such as an Ambu bag or the reservoir bag on an anesthesia machine. The bag is squeezed to deliver air to the patient's lungs through a mask, an endotracheal tube, a laryngeal mask, or another breathing device. During general anesthesia, the anesthetist may use this technique to assist or control the respiration of an unconscious patient.
Emergency medicine Manual respiration for a patient with dyspnea, using a handheld bag valve mask (Ambu bag)
baggingDrug slang A 'street' term for the use of inhalant abuse substances Emergency medicine Manual respiration for a Pt with dyspnea, using a handheld squeeze bag attached to a face mask
rhythmical, manual squeezing of a reservoir bag in an anesthetic system to provide artificial ventilation to an animal; manual intermittent positive pressure breathing.