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.
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A simulation study conducted with lifeguards showed that mouth-to-mouth ventilation had a higher flow time than did either pocket mask or bag-valve-mask ventilation [9].
The bag-valve-mask ventilation was without any difficulty during the preoxygenation and throughout the intubation process.
Initially designed for use in the operating room as a method of elective ventilation, it is a good alternative to bag-valve-mask ventilation, freeing the hands of the provider with the benefit of less gastric distention.
Recommended airway management for drowning victims includes mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, bag-valve-mask ventilation, endotracheal ventilation or an emergency airway adjunct such as a laryngeal mask, King Tube[R], Combitube[TM] or cricothyroidotomy (3).
Tony and Dave administered CPR while Paul used a bag-valve-mask apparatus to ventilate the woman.
However, since MICR passive ventilation proved a dramatic change for EMS personnel, bag-valve-mask ventilation was still permitted during this study.
When teaching lifeguard personnel ablaut positive pressure ventilation using a personal resuscitation mask, a personal resuscitation shield, or a bag-valve-mask resuscitator, suction equipment should absolutely be a part of the instruction.
However, before intubation, the patient was ventilated with a bag-valve-mask that may have contributed to aerosolization of SARS-CoV.
ventilation through use of a bag-valve-mask, but the correct size is
That conclusion emerged from the first controlled study comparing endotracheal intubation (ETI) and bag-valve-mask (BVM) ventilation in 830 children aged 12 years and younger.
Bag-valve-mask ventilation and maintenance of the arterial oxygen saturation in the desirable level were not successful.