An oxygen mask with a reservoir bag
is a medical device used to deliver supplemental oxygen to a patient who is experiencing difficulty breathing or has low oxygen levels in their blood. It is a type of non-rebreather mask, which means that it allows the patient to inhale oxygen from the reservoir bag without re-inhaling exhaled air or other gases.
The oxygen mask with reservoir bag consists of a mask that fits over the patient's nose and mouth, a reservoir bag that is attached to the mask, and a supply of oxygen that is connected to the mask. The reservoir bag is designed to collect oxygen during inhalation and release it during exhalation, ensuring that the patient receives a continuous supply of oxygen.
The oxygen mask with reservoir bag is commonly used in emergency situations, such as in the treatment of asthma, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or in cases where a patient has suffered a heart attack or other serious medical condition. It is also used during anesthesia to ensure that the patient is receiving an adequate supply of oxygen.
One advantage of the oxygen mask with reservoir bag is that it provides a high concentration of oxygen to the patient, which can help to improve their breathing and increase their oxygen levels quickly. It is also relatively easy to use and can be quickly applied in emergency situations. However, it requires monitoring to ensure that the patient is receiving the appropriate oxygen levels and that the mask is fitting properly to prevent air leakage.