Paeds BVM for adult resus

Smaller self-inflating bags produce greater guideline consistent ventilation in simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation

A comparison between two sizes of self-inflating resuscitation bags revealed improved adherence to resuscitation guidelines with the smaller bag. Student paramedics were more likely to produce suboptimal tidal volumes and ventilation rates with a 1500ml bag than a 1000ml bag during simulated ventilation of an artificial lung model.

BMC Emerg Med. 2009 Feb 20;9:4

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19228432

Full text at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-227X/9/4