Cardiopulmonary Resuscitator Silicone (BVM)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitator Silicone (BVM)

Silicone Resuscitator.

Sizes Available:  Adult, Paediatric, Infant.
Includes: Bag, Mask, O2 Tubing and Reservoir Bag

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitator Silicone, often referred to as a manual resuscitator or a bag valve mask (BVM), is a medical device used to provide positive pressure ventilation to individuals who are not breathing adequately or at all. It consists of a flexible bag usually made of silicone, a non-rebreathing valve, and a face mask or interface that covers the nose and mouth of the patient.

Components of a Silicone Resuscitator:

  1. Bag: The bag is typically made of silicone, which is flexible and can be squeezed to deliver air or oxygen to the patient’s lungs.
  2. Non-Rebreathing Valve: This valve allows air to flow into the bag from an oxygen reservoir (if connected) and prevents exhaled air from returning to the bag, ensuring that the patient receives fresh oxygen with each breath.
  3. Face Mask or Interface: This is placed over the patient’s nose and mouth to create a seal and deliver the air from the bag into the patient’s airway.
  4. Oxygen Reservoir: Some resuscitators include an oxygen reservoir bag attached to the inlet valve, which helps to provide higher concentrations of oxygen to the patient.

Usage:

  • Emergency Situations: Silicone resuscitators are commonly used in emergency medicine, including in hospitals, ambulances, and other medical settings where immediate ventilation support may be needed.
  • Manual Ventilation: They are used for manually ventilating patients who are not breathing adequately on their own, either due to cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, or other medical emergencies.
  • Transportation: They are also used during patient transportation to maintain oxygenation until more advanced airway management can be initiated.

Advantages:

  • Reusable: Silicone resuscitators are durable and can be cleaned and reused after each use, making them cost-effective in the long run compared to disposable alternatives.
  • Flexibility: They can be used with room air or with supplemental oxygen, depending on the patient’s needs and the availability of oxygen supply.
  • Effective Ventilation: They provide effective positive pressure ventilation, ensuring that sufficient oxygen reaches the patient’s lungs.

Considerations:

  • Training: Proper training is essential for healthcare providers to ensure correct usage, as improper use can lead to ineffective ventilation or injury.
  • Infection Control: Proper cleaning and disinfection protocols must be followed to prevent cross-contamination between patients.

Silicone resuscitators play a critical role in basic life support and emergency care, providing essential breathing support to patients in critical situations where every second counts.

 

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