• Bag-mask ventilation gives the clinician time
to prepare for more definitive airway management.
• Good technique involves preserving good mask-face seal, inflating
the chest with minimal required pressure, and maintaining the optimal
patency of the upper airway through manipulation of the mandible
and cervical spine.
• The clinician should only use the force and tidal volume necessary
to cause the chest to rise visibly.
• The mask should extend from the bridge of the nose to the cleft
of the chin, enveloping the nose and mouth but avoiding compression
of the eyes.
• The mask should provide an airtight seal.
• The goal of ventilation with a bag and mask should be to approximate