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an apparatus for initiating respiration in persons whose breathing has stopped.
resuscitator /re·sus·ci·ta·tor/ (-sus´ĭ-ta″tor) an apparatus for initiating respiration in persons whose breathing has stopped.
One that resuscitates, as an apparatus that forces oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide into the lungs of a person who has undergone partial asphyxiation.
an apparatus for pumping air into the lungs. It consists of a mask snugly applied over the mouth and nose, a reservoir for air, and a manually or electrically powered pump. Often oxygen may be added to the air in the reservoir. See also Ambu bag, bag-valve-mask resuscitator
n an apparatus for initiating respiration in asphyxia.
an apparatus for initiating respiration in animals whose breathing has stopped.
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I explained why we were helping their daughter breathe using a bag mask
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As it is, part of the group will be completing their assessments - one step closer to becoming a first responder - while I'm still trying to turn on the oxygen and fit a bag mask