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What is the type of BVM's do the LAFD carry?

Ambu Spur II


What are the sizes available for use?

- Adult
- Pediatric
- Infant/Neonate


What are the two colors shown on the in-line carbon dioxide detector, and what do they represent?

1. Yellow ("Yes"): ventilations are being performed correctly with good CO2 exchange.
2. Purple ("Problem"): no CO2 is being detected, and therefor no effective ventilations are occurring OR the patient has been down for an extended time.


Where is the pressure relief port found on the BVM's?

Found only on the small child and infant BVM's.


Why is there a need for the pressure relief?

To limit positive pressure, which helps prevent barotrauma.


What are the two setting for the pressure relief?

- Override Off
- Overide On
** The small child and infant BVM's come packaged with override OFF. Leave this setting OFF.


What is the BVM designed to deliver?

100% oxygen at 15 lpm


Do the Carbon Dioxie (CO2) detectors have an expiration date?

Yes. The date is found printed on the foil packaging.


What is the medication syringe port with red cap on it for?

Used to be for administering medications through tube. However, NOT to be used anymore. Keep red cap on.


When shall waveform capnography's be used on the BVM?

- ET Tube use
- Combitube Use


After how many breaths will the ETCO2 color strip change from purple to dull yellow?



If there is a lack of color change after the designated amount of breaths according to training bulletin, what may be wrong?

1. ETT has been placed in esophagus
2. Patient has bee down too long to excrete measurable levels of CO2.


Is the CO2 detector a replacement for the use of waveform capnography in an intubated patient?



How many of each of the three different sizes of BVMs should each ALS resource have?

- Adults: 5
- Pediatrics: 3
- Infants/Neonatal: 2