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assisted breathing

Any technique that improves respiration. Such breathing includes the provision of supplemental oxygen, bag-valve-mask ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, mechanical ventilation, and mouth-to-mouth ventilation.
See also: breathing
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Some people with sleep apnea will require assisted breathing after surgery until they are fully awake and alert.
Letter of formal notice' (launch of infringement proceedings) for not implementing 27 October 2005 ECJ ruling (C-158/03) on contract for home respiratory therapy and other assisted breathing techniques.
Italian news agencies had reported that John Paul was placed on a respirator after the surgery, but Navarro-Valls said the Pope "had no need of assisted breathing".
"Also, when assisted breathing is provided, dispatchers spend a significant amount of time trying to instruct inexperienced people on the right way to position the head and pinch the nose before breathing into the victim's mouth, thus delaying the all-important chest compressions."