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Product Review: the Pocket BVM from PerSys Medical

The Pocket BVM from PerSys Medical is a remarkable product that packages a collapsible BVM with a mask into a container that is not much larger than a pocket mask container. To me it is an exciting product because it solves several important problems.

1. Compact Size. The BVM is the single largest piece of equipment in most jump kits. The Pocket BVM occupies a fraction of the space. It is also small enough that it could fit into a glove box in privately owned vehicle, back country first aid kit, or tactical pant cargo pocket. This could also replace the pocket mask that many lifeguards carry while on duty. It would also fit inside many AED wall cabinets.

DSC_27852. Mask and Bag are Together. In a standard BVM and mask set-up the mask has a tendency to fall out of the bag or be removed and not replaced. While doing a start of shift bag check on several occasions I have found a bag but no mask. The Pocket BVM keeps the mask and bag in a single place. The rigid container will also help protect the Pocket BVM from damage from other equipment, zippers, and UV light exposure.

3. Easy Assembly. Any product that seeks to replace the standard needs to be as easy or easier to assemble. The Pocket BVM is easy to assemble and includes inside and outside the container that show and explain how to remove and assemble.

Pocket BVM Video

This short video shows the Pocket BVM and discusses some of its features. You can also watch the video by clicking here.

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The Pocket BVM is a novel and exciting tool for EMS professionals. It is especially well suited for deployment in situations where space for equipment is limited – tactical, wilderness, and rescue medicine. Learn more about the Pocket BVM from PerSys Medical.

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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.