bag valve mask

bag valve mask (plural bag valve masks)

  1. (medicine) A bag used to resuscitate a patient by supplying air or oxygen directly to the trachea and into the lungs.
  • BVM abbreviation
  • ambu bag, ambubag, Ambu bag (trademark genericization of "Ambu", the initial manufacturer)
  • artificial manual breathing unit / AMBU / ambu (genericization of the trademark Artificial Manual Breathing Unit)
  • Ambu resuscitator, ambu resuscitator
  • manual resuscitator
  • self-inflating bag
  • bag (colloquial)
  • French: ballon autoremplisseur à valve unidirectionnelle, BAVU
  • Italian: pallone auto-espandibile, pallone di AMBU, AMBU

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