Rebreath Pocket Mask

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The Rebreath Pocket Mask is primarily designed for mouth-to-mouth ventilation of a non-breathing adult or child. The attached valve ensures that breath can be given with control and more accuracy and offers protection from cross-infection. This Mask is…

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Description

Description

The Rebreath Pocket Mask is primarily designed for mouth-to-mouth ventilation of a non-breathing adult or child. The attached valve ensures that breath can be given with control and more accuracy and offers protection from cross-infection. This Mask is supplied in a durable blue clamshell case.

 

Uses

The Rebreath Pocket Mask is used to provide a barrier between the user and a casualty while giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

 

Application

For an adult:
Priorities:
• Assess the situation – do not put yourself in danger
• Make the area safe
• Assess all casualties and attend any unconscious casualties first
• Send for help – do not delay

Check for a response:
• Gently shake the casualty’s shoulders and ask loudly: Are you all right?
• If there is no response, your priorities are to:
o Shout for help
o Open the airway
o Check for normal bleeding
o Take appropriate action

Follow the A, B, C’s:
A: Airway
• To open the airway, place your hand on the casualty’s forehead and gently tilt the head back
• Lift the chin with two fingertips

B: Breathing

• Look, listen and feel for normal breathing for no more than 10 seconds:
o Look for chest movement
o Listen at the casualty’s mouth for breath sounds
o Feel for air on your cheek
• If the casualty is breathing normally:
o Place in the recovery position
o Get help
o Check for continued breathing

• If the casualty is not breathing normally:
o Get help and call for an AED if available
o Start chest compressions

C: CPR
• To start chest compressions, lean over the casualty and with your arms straight, press down on the centre of the breastbone 5 – 6cm, then release the pressure
• Repeat at a rate of 100 – 120 times a minute
• After 30 compressions, open the airway again
• Apply the pocket mask
• Make sure that the airway valve is over the open mouth
• Blow strongly through the valve to inflate the casualty’s lungs and watch for the chest rising
• Give 2 breaths through the resuscitation aid and continue this process in a ratio of 30 compressions: 2 breaths until qualified help takes over, or the casualty starts breathing normally

 

 

For a child:
• Follow the above steps but use the heel of one hand on the breastbone when doing compressions.
• Continue this process in a ratio of 30 compressions: 2 breaths until qualified help takes over, or the child starts breathing normally.