What should you remember when giving bag-valve-mask ventilation?
A. Rapid and forceful ventilations are desirable so that adequate ventilation will be assured B. Effective ventilations can always be given by one person C. Cricoid pressure may prevent gastric inflation during ventilations D. Tidal volumes will always be larger than when giving mouth to pocket mask ventilations
Cricoid pressure may prevent gastric inflation during ventilations-cricoid pressure may prevent gastric inflation during ventilations and may also prevent regurgitation by compressing the esophagus. letter a may cause gastric insufflation thus increasing the risk for regurgitation and aspiration. with adults breaths should be delivered slowly and steadily over 2 seconds. effective ventilation using bag-valve mask usually requires at least two well trained rescuers. a frequent problem with bag-valve mask ventilations is the inability to provide adequate tidal volumes.