Dana Timbrook, Board of Directors Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Disaster Aid Response Team

Dana Timbrook

Oct 30, 2011

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.

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.