AWhat is the AMBU Bag?
The AMBU Bag is means of delivering positive pressure ventilation. In addition it stabilizes a patient exhibiting an irregular breathing pattern. It is of prime value till the establishment of a more definitive airway.
AMBU Bag Parts
It’s parts include a self-inflating bag, one-way valve, mask, and also an oxygen reservoir and are of great use for conditions like hypercapnic respiratory failure, hypoxic respiratory failure, apnea, or altered mental status with the inability to protect the airway.
The face masks are attached to the bag via a shutter valve. Also upon the compression of the bag, the device forces air through into the patient’s lungs, drawing in ambient air or low-pressure oxygen flow supplied by a regulated oxygen cylinder.
AMBU Bag Accessories (Oxygen Tank, Face Masks)
The device may function in conjuncture with an oxygen tank (increases the available oxygen to the patient) or work independently. But delivering respiratory aid through face masks. A neonatal Ambu bag is a helpful device to treat infants with respiratory conditions.
Respiratory Aid in Absence of Mechanical Ventilation
It is an optimal device in critical times. It functions when mechanical ventilation is not available & This may be due to one or many reasons including:
- Troubleshooting of the ventilator
- Changing of the ventilator circuit
- Also loss of electrical power or source of compressed air or oxygen.
It is essential in hospitals as a part of standard equipment found on crash carts.
Uses of AMBU Bag
- Failure of endotracheal intubation
- Definitive control of the airway is not possible
- Also patients undergoing general anesthesia for elective surgery
Use for Covid-19 Patients
The device administers emergency relief to patients infected with covid-19. It is an essential tool where there is a considerable decline in oxygen levels and It also counteracts the problem of insufficient mechanical ventilators available at the immediate disposal