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Check here for TIPS and BEST PRACTICES from your Whitman County EMS MPD. The following information is for general reference only and is not part of the Whitman County EMS Protocols. This information does not supercede protocols. Licensed EMS providers can only perform within their licensed scope of practice. 

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BVM and PEEP

You can purchase BVMs with or without “built in” peep valves and it is also possible to buy peep valves that fit regular BVMs. There is no harm adding PEEP while bagging someone and I recommend using it. It is quite easy to use and improves oxygenation.