oxygen mask


Definition of oxygen mask

: a device worn over the nose and mouth through which oxygen is supplied from a storage tank

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The goal of Project Breathe is to equip every fire station in the United States and Canada with pet oxygen masks that enable firefighters and other emergency professionals to give oxygen to pets suffering from smoke inhalation. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, "Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department receives pet life-saving gear from Project Breathe," 3 Apr. 2018 The three in the plane wore oxygen masks for the high passes over the mountain at 23,000 feet. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "How a Fairbanks scientist made a new map of Denali using his own DIY system," 19 May 2018 Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Brandy King said that the plane never lost cabin pressure — that would have triggered oxygen masks to drop down for passengers — and that the pilots did not declare an emergency before landing. Mark Gillispie And David Koenig, BostonGlobe.com, "Southwest plane with cracked window diverted to Cleveland," 2 May 2018 With the help of donations from local businesses and organizations, the Detroit Public Safety Foundation was able to give 278 pet oxygen mask kits, which include more than 800 masks, to the department, Fox 2 Detroit reported Thursday. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Michigan fire department receives hundreds of donated pet oxygen masks," 2 Oct. 2018 Four minutes later, the doctor adjusted the valve on the oxygen mask in an effort to resuscitate the boy again. Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post, "A Yemeni toddler fought for his life in a hospital while adults battled each other," 25 June 2018 Needum, seated next to his father and son, turned back to see that oxygen masks had deployed in the cabin. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Southwest passenger who died after engine explosion was sucked halfway out of plane," 20 Apr. 2018 Days after receiving the antibiotics and being placed on an oxygen mask, Elianna was finally able to leave the hospital on April 21. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Mom Warns Parents to Stay Vigilant After 4-Year-Old Daughter Almost Dies From 'Secondary Drowning'," 25 Apr. 2018 The flight eventually deployed oxygen masks and made an emergency landing. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "This is what happens to your body when an airplane cabin isn’t pressurized," 21 Sep. 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of oxygen mask

: a mask worn over your nose and mouth so that you can breathe oxygen from a storage tank

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Medical Definition of oxygen mask

: a device worn over the nose and mouth through which oxygen is supplied from a storage tank

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