Bag mask ventilation; use 2 hands

In this single-center cross-over trial of patients undergoing elective surgery, post induction they were administered bag mask ventilation by one- or two-handed techniques; minute ventilation and tidal volumes were significantly higher with the 2 handed technique, indicating superiority of this technique (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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