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Bagging (Bag-Valve-Mask Ventilation)

The use of a respirator bag to manually squeeze air into your baby's lungs through a mask or an endotracheal tube.


The mask of the manual respirator is placed over baby's nose and mouth. The "bag" of the device is squeezed every 20 to 30 seconds to deliver air into baby's lungs.

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