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[Failure of self-inflating manual resuscitator due to the presence of dried pulmonary secretions].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21596195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Self-inflating manual resuscitators (SIMR) are devices used to ventilate patients with ventilatory needs. These devices consist of a set of valves that work sequentially, and changes in their function may be harmful to patients.
CASE REPORT: During the use of SIMR, it was observed that the valve remained fixed due to the presence of dried pulmonary secretion, which made it impossible to ventilate the patient, but not manipulate the compressible unit.
CONCLUSIONS: This situation reaffirms that the resuscitator is a device that should be used by trained professionals because, although changes in functioning are rare, they can be potentially fatal.
Armando Carlos Franco de Godoy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de anestesiologia     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1806-907X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Anestesiol     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-20     Completed Date:  2011-11-03     Revised Date:  2014-02-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401316     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Anestesiol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  mul     Pagination:  351-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2011 Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.
Vernacular Title:
Falla en el funcionamiento del resucitador manualautoinflable debido a la presencia de secrecionespulmonares resecadas.
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MeSH Terms
Bodily Secretions
Equipment Failure
Positive-Pressure Respiration / instrumentation*

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