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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When ventilating a patient, either via pocket face mask, mouthpiece or when using supplementary [O.sub.2] via a bag-valve-mask resuscitator ('Ambu-bag'), excessive amounts of air or [O.sub.2] are often given too fast.
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.
The AIR device is an innovative add-on that is compatible with virtually all existing manual bag-valve-mask resuscitators. It has the potential to significantly improve the initial training and ongoing practice of bag-valve-mask resuscitation skills.
Bag-valve-mask resuscitators. Many aquatics facilities stock "one-size-fits-all" bag-valve-mask (BVM) resuscitators, which are not acceptable within the EMS community The American Heart Association and the Red Cross recognize three separate and distinct age groups -- infant, child and adult -- within their CPR performance standards.