Bag valve mask (Ambu bag)

Convenient bag valve mask – an important assistive device for ventilator users

Bag valve mask
Bag valve mask

Description
The bag valve mask is an air chamber made of silicone that can be connected to a tracheotomy if the ventilator does not work or the battery dies. Assistants can blow air into the user’s lungs by pressing on the bag.
A plastic strap is available as an accessory to hang the bag valve mask from a hook or similar.

The user has a small convenient model that can be compressed when it is not in use.

Users comments
The user always has the bag valve mask along. It is packed in a bag on the wheelchair. She also has one placed next to the bed.

Paid for by
County Council

This tip is from 2008

Bag valve mask compressed
Bag valve mask compressed
Bag valve mask hanging on tube holder next to bed
Bag valve mask hanging on tube holder next to bed

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Ventilator
Ventilator
Ventilator and its placement on the wheelchair.
Adapted baggage cart
Adapted baggage cart
Emergency equipment cart for ventilator user.

Tipsare: Nina

Nina lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). She is a ventilator user. She has two personal assistants 24 hours a day.