resuscitator

noun
re·​sus·​ci·​ta·​tor | \ ri-ˈsə-sə-ˌtā-tər How to pronounce resuscitator (audio) \

Definition of resuscitator

: one that resuscitates specifically : an apparatus used to restore respiration (as to a partially asphyxiated person)

Examples of resuscitator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most people are familiar with Ambu bags from scenes in TV programs like ER where paramedics compress the manual resuscitator bags to help patients breathe as they’re rushed inside from an ambulance. Erin Schulte, Wired, "This Team Made a $500 Ventilator—but It May Never Be Used," 21 Aug. 2020 There are tens of thousands of no-frills resuscitators used by paramedics and the military. Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, "Amid Desperate Need for Ventilators, Calls Grow for Federal Intervention," 25 Mar. 2020 Xerox, Vortan partner to produce single-use, disposable resuscitators Xerox, best known for its office copying machines, is pairing up with Vortran to produce a device for the current pandemic and future disasters. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "'Scotch tape and baling wire': How some hospitals and companies are responding to meet America's ventilator shortage," 8 Apr. 2020 In the late 19th century, a Viennese doctor developed an infant resuscitator box, which was reportedly used successfully. Time, "The Surprisingly Long History of the Ventilator, the Machine You Never Want to Need," 7 Apr. 2020 On top sat a manual resuscitator — basically an inflatable bag used by nurses and doctors to pump air into patients who aren’t breathing. Joshua Fechter, ExpressNews.com, "The U.S. doesn’t have enough ventilators to treat coronavirus patients. So a San Antonio City Councilman decided to build one," 31 Mar. 2020 Hospital staff switched to a backup supply of oxygen gas cylinders and manual resuscitators as doctors searched for additional cylinders from local gas suppliers and medical clinics. Parth M.n., latimes.com, "When an Indian hospital was running out of oxygen, these doctors tried to help. So why were they sent to jail?," 29 June 2018 Hospital staff switched to a backup supply of oxygen gas cylinders and manual resuscitators as doctors searched for additional cylinders from local gas suppliers and medical clinics. Parth M.n., latimes.com, "When an Indian hospital was running out of oxygen, these doctors tried to help. So why were they sent to jail?," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of resuscitator

1808, in the meaning defined above

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“Resuscitator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resuscitator. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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resuscitator

noun
re·​sus·​ci·​ta·​tor | \ ri-ˈsəs-ə-ˌtāt-ər How to pronounce resuscitator (audio) \

Medical Definition of resuscitator

: one that resuscitates specifically : an apparatus used to restore respiration (as of a partially asphyxiated person)

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