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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The latest projects to be accepted through the MTP are a heart rhythm mapping diagnostic tool and a device to assist manual bag valve mask ventilation.
As the potential for Anaphylaxis and Cardiac collapse is higher in healthcare situations, especially so for members undertaking Local Anaesthesia or other advanced procedures, the course includes additional training in Adrenaline use and advanced airway management including Oropharangeal (Guedel) Airways and Bag Valve Masks.
He said he will write to the Civil Aviation Authority, European Aviation Safety Agency and Irish Aviation Authority about the possibility of installing defibrillators, bag valve masks, airway adjuncts and suction equipment on planes.
Bag valve masks require 10 to 15 liters per minute supplied to get the highest oxygen concentration.