Podcast #273: Bag Valve Masks - The Emergency Medical Minute

Author: Sam Killian, M.D.

Educational Pearls

  • Difficulty with bag valve mask (BVM) ventilation can be addressed using the MOANS mnemonic.
  • Mask seal, Obesity/obstruction,  Age, No teeth, Sleep apnea.
  • Often BVM difficulty can be addressed by an extra set of hands.

References: https://www.aliem.com/2012/10/mnemonics-for-difficult-airway/

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