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Anatomy of the Bag Valve Mask


It lives in or nearby almost every clinical space, but when was the last time you really took a close look at one?. The answer, if your like most people, is never. That’s because the design of the BVM has the kind of simplicity that Oliver Wendell Holmes described as living on the other side of complexity: so simple and straightforward that most people think it doesn’t require that you pay much attention to it. But that would be a mistake.

Taking the time to look closely at a BVM will give you a renewed appreciation for the design thinking that went into it, and yield some interesting bits of information that will make your use of the device better. So that’s what we’re going to do here. Let’s get started 👇

What’s Next

From podcast to post to poster.  Integrating online & hands on learning in one innovative airway training platform. Welcome to the PAC system. 

Visit the learning space on the BVM, explore the rest of the online masterclass, then download the poster(s) and create your own hands on training space.

Print this poster to create your own PAC hands on learning space. 🙌
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