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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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Yes, we did our CPR on the 'Annies", but we didn't just go through the motions, we did our best with CPR, a defibrillator and a BVM resuscitator, creating a real time emergency situation--but we couldn't bring Annie to life!
When a facility implements the use of oxygen in its rescue protocol, the equipment must be capable of delivering 15 to 25 liters per minute of oxygen through a BVM resuscitator. Many aquatics facilities use preset commercial units that flow at the rate of only 6 to 8 liters per minute; prehospital patients in respiratory or cardiac distress or arrest, however, need high-flow oxygen.