Rescue Breathing / BVM (Bag Ventilation Mask)
CardioCare
Increases oxygen level from 17% to 21%, because you are not using
your own breath
Use the E & C hand positions
Rescue Breathing
Rescue Breathing:
Adult
Child
Infant
Breaths per
minute
10-12
12-20
12-20
BVM:
Adult, Child, and Infant sizes of BVM's, so use the appropriate size
E = 3 fingers wrapped around jaw
C = pointer finger and thumb
encircling mask with pressure to
ensure tight seal
Squeeze esophagus against spine, prevents
aspiration (stomach contents coming into lungs)
Cricoid Pressure:
*Forceful or excessive breathing causes vomiting