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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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).
Lifeguards commenced resuscitation on the beach including cardiac massage and bag-valve-mask ventilation.
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.
However, before intubation, the patient was ventilated with a bag-valve-mask that may have contributed to aerosolization of SARS-CoV.
A bacterial/viral filter was placed on the bag-valve-mask after the intubation.
This advanced course is designed for the health-care provider and will cover two-person and bag-valve-mask operation, Standerfer said.
Intratracheal jet ventilation is an effective method for ventilating anaesthetised, apnoeic patients when artificial airways or bag-valve-mask ventilation interfere with the surgical procedure, e.
Usually in the emergency setting a self-inflating bag-valve-mask device is used.
Attempted bag ventilation after intubation resulted in a massive air leak, necessitating swapping to a bag-valve-mask device.
Emergency cricothyrotomy was necessary after both endotracheal intubation and bag-valve-mask ventilation were not possible.