The Ambu Resuscitation kit was introduced in the late 1960’s and (at the time) offered everything you would need for resuscitation. It included the Ambu Bag (BVM) and a foot operated portable suction unit.
This pictures shows one of the early Ambu bags that was foam filled and as the bag got older, or was used a lot, it was found that the foam would deteriorate and be forced into the lungs with the air as you squeezed the bag. This problem was corrected in 1972 with a new and improved bag and valve that is still in use today.
The foot suction was one of the earliest manual systems, but only performed well with energetic, full foot compressions provided by a second rescuer.
Keywords: Ambu, Suction, BVM, resuscitator
Last Revision Date: 5/19/11 - 5:38 PM