manual ventilation

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man·u·al ven·ti·la·tion

intermittent manual compression of a gas-filled reservoir bag to force gases into a patient's lungs and thus maintain oxygenation and carbon dioxide elimination during apnea or hypoventilation.
Synonym(s): bag ventilation

man·u·al ven·ti·la·tion

(man'yū-ăl ven'ti-lā'shŭn)
Intermittent compression of a gas-filled reservoir bag to force gases into a patient's lungs and thus maintain oxygenation and carbon dioxide elimination during apnea or hypoventilation.

man·u·al ven·ti·la·tion

(man'yū-ăl ven'ti-lā'shŭn)
Intermittent manual compression of a gas-filled reservoir bag to force gases into a patient's lungs and thus maintain oxygenation and carbon dioxide elimination.
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There are various direct and indirect methods to confirm the correct placement of the endotracheal tube: passage of the tube through vocal cords under direct visualisation, auscultation of bilateral chest for presence of equal breath sounds and epigastrium for absence of gurgling sound, bilateral equal chest movement on bag ventilation, fibreoptic bronchoscopy, pulse oximetry and qualitative and/or quantitative end-tidal CO2 measurement.
4,5] During bag ventilation in intubated patients- bilateral lung sliding and diaphragmatic excursions as visualised by using low frequency curvilinear probe has been shown to be both sensitive and specific for verification of endotracheal tube position.
The pediatrician responsible for the baby's resuscitation failed to get a response with bag ventilation after 5 minutes; 2 attempts at intubation failed.
The patient had three minutes of uneventful bag ventilation on the Aestiva[R]/5 machine prior to intubation.