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Posted on: May 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] issues regarding certain pediatric bag-valve mask (BVM) devices

Dear EMS Colleagues,

Important memo link

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services, has identified several issues regarding certain pediatric bag-valve mask (BVM) devices and ordering configurations, which in some cases will prevent EMS personnel from providing appropriate treatment to patients, and do not meet the requirements of Administrative Requirement (AR) 5-401. Please see the attached Memorandum, highlighting the problems identified to date, and strongly urge you to check and ensure all your bag-valve masks devices are stocked with the appropriate sized masks in all ambulances.

 Thank you, and please be safe.


W. Scott Cluett III, NRP


Office of Emergency Medical Services

Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

67 Forest Street

Marlborough MA 01752

Mobile - 857-348-3163


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