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Pocket Mask with Oxygen

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Using a Pocket Mask for Resuscitation: Features and Benefits

Introduction

The pocket mask serves as a vital tool for delivering breaths during resuscitation while forming a protective barrier between the rescuer and the patient.

Features of a Pocket Mask

  • Compact Design: Comes in a plastic case with a clip for easy access and storage.
  • Elastic Strap: Secures the mask over the patient's face and behind the head for stability.
  • Air-filled Sack: Ensures a tight seal around the patient's face, preventing leakage.
  • One-way Valve: Allows airflow into the patient's airway while preventing exhaled air from reaching the rescuer.
  • Disposable: Designed for single-use to maintain hygiene standards.

Usage and Application

To use the pocket mask:

  1. Remove the mask from the case and shape it for immediate use.
  2. Position the mask over the patient's face, ensuring a snug fit.
  3. Secure the elastic strap behind the patient's head to keep the mask in place.
  4. Apply gentle pressure around the mask to create a seal while opening the airway.
  5. Deliver rescue breaths through the mouthpiece, utilizing the one-way valve for protection.

Supplementary Oxygen Delivery

Only administer supplementary oxygen if properly trained. Steps for oxygen delivery:

  • Remove the cap from the oxygen outlet on the mask.
  • Connect standard oxygen tubing to the outlet.
  • Turn on the oxygen tank and set the flow rate to 15 litres per minute.
  • Deliver breaths, allowing the oxygen to mix with the air for increased oxygenation.

Benefits

  • Hygienic: Disposable design reduces the risk of contamination during resuscitation.
  • Efficient: Provides a secure seal and effective airflow, improving the delivery of rescue breaths.
  • Enhanced Oxygenation: Allows for the delivery of higher concentrations of oxygen, potentially improving resuscitation outcomes.
Learning Outcomes:
  • FPOS Extended unit 2 LO2.1 and 2.3