When bag space is at a minimum, these BVMs do the trick. We have over 40 medical bags of various sizes and shapes, and having our BVMs in a hard case also protects from damage.
Jason Parrish Paramedic
I’m a paramedic for the past 36 years and go through a lot of gear. As times have changed, rigs have gone from big boxes to vans and space is a premium. I bought two of these so I could save some space in the first bags. I’ve used one already and it’s a great BVM. Add to that the fact that it stores in half the space and it’s worth every penny.
Jeffrey Campbell Paramedic
I was surprised at how compact it was! It appears to be very sturdy despite all the folding. Very satisfied.
This is a nice BVM & wonderfully compact. It fits nicely even in a medium sized first aid kit. Great if you’re in the field & advanced help is not at hand.
Read More2 things to be aware of:
1. It’s tricky to get it back in the case. Not an issue if you use it, since you would throw it away, but if you examine it decide if you want more on hand…
2. I am an anesthesiologist & use bag valve masks every day, on real patients. You need training and familiarity to use them properly. Lift the patient’s face into the mask, don’t just mash the mask down onto their face.
Dr. Stensurd Anesthesiologist
The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Disaster Aid Response Team performs search and rescue work in the coastal mountains of California, frequently well away from immediate EMS support from fire departments and ambulances. When we have a patient care situation,
it is likely that there will be a considerable delay before EMS support will arrive. Foot, bicycle and AVT field teams can’t carry full-size BVMs due to space constraints, and we have been left with the limitations of the CPR rescue mask. Rescue masks are certainly light and small, but are tiring to use for even moderate periods of time and thus risk the quality of patient care.
The Pocket BVM greatly improves the in-field quality of medical support provided by our teams: while still light and compact, the Pocket BVM is capable of efficient operation for extended periods. Little more space is required than that for a rescue mask and the Pocket BVM fits easily in all the packs in use by our teams. Our volunteer EMTs have tested and approved the Pocket BVM for use by our teams, and will include Pocket BVM usage in our team-wide CPR training updates.
The Pocket BVM meets all our operational needs: compact to carry, quick to deploy and effective to use. It’s a serious product for serious applications.
Dana Timbrook Secretary, Board of Directors Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Disaster Aid Response Team
To whom it may Concern:
This letter is being written in recommendation of the Micro BVM Ambu. I recently had occasion to use this device and highly recommend its portability, efficiency and sturdiness.Read More
We used the device for over 2 hours during a complex aero medical evacuation of an unstable patient. Needless to say, equipment durability is paramount during such circumstances- and the Micro BVM Ambu stood the test.
I highly recommend the device. Should you wish to contact me for further information- please feel free to do so.
Zev Wimpfheimer MD FACEP Department of Emergency Medicine Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem