Micro BVM’s resuscitators are intended for manual pulmonary resuscitation and emergency respiratory support of adult patients. Treatment with Micro BVM’s products is simple and safe. However, the products can only be used by trained paramedics and are intended for single patient use only.
In order to treat using the Pocket BVM, the following instructions are to be followed:
- Unpack and assemble the Pocket BVM from the protective carrying case
- Separate the Face Mask from the folded Resuscitator Bag
- Fully expand the Resuscitator Bag from its folded position by pulling both end valves (Front patient valve housing (air/O2 exit port) and rear air/O2 inlet valve) outwards (in opposite directions) while twisting the Patient Valve.
Caution: Do not pull the O2 Reservoir Bag, as tearing may occur.
- Attach the Face Mask to the Patient Valve housing.
- If resuscitating with Oxygen, attach the oxygen supply tube to a regulated oxygen source and set desired flow. Note: O2 should be administered as soon as possible.
- Use the recommended techniques to position the patient correctly, to open and clear the mouth and airways, and to hold the mask firmly against the face.
- Ensure that the facemask forms an adequate seal with the patient’s face. A tight seal between face and mask is essential. Failure to attain a tight seal may result in reduced or no ventilation.
- The Pocket BVM functions must be visible and audible: listen for expiratory airflow from the valves.
- Ventilate the patient: during insufflation observe the rise of the patient’s chest. Release the bag abruptly, listen for the expiratory flow from the patient valve and observe the lowering of the chest. If continued resistance to insufflation is encountered, check for airway obstruction, or correct the backward head tilt.
- If the patient vomits during mask ventilation, immediately clear the patient’s airways of vomitus using recommended techniques.
- Clear the Pocket BVM of vomitus, and freely compress the bag a few times before resuming ventilation.
- The correct ventilation frequency may vary: Please follow the current ventilation frequency recommended by regional, national or international guidelines.