Minirespirators — Quo Vadis?

  • S. Bursztein
  • F. R. Zveibil
  • Y. Lerman
Conference paper


Although small pressure respirators like the Bennett PR-2 and the Bird Mark-7 were developed almost 30 years ago, in the last decade a new generation of minirespirators has been created, having the following aims and features [1]:
  • They can be used to ventilate at the place where injury occurred; they are manageable by nonspecialized personnel in emergencies, for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, during transportation, with mass casualties, and during home care; they are small, portable, reliable, and inexpensive; and they are volume cycled. These respirators are used today by fire stations, ambulances, helicopters, for in-hospital transportation, and by the armed forces.


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  • S. Bursztein
  • F. R. Zveibil
  • Y. Lerman

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