A bag valve mask (BVM) or Ambu bag or generically as a manual resuscitator or “self-inflating bag”, is a hand-held device commonly used to provide positive pressure ventilation to patients who are not breathing or not breathing adequately. The device is a required part of resuscitation kits for trained professionals in out-of-hospital settings (such as ambulance crews) and is also frequently used in hospitals as part of standard equipment found on a crash cart, in emergency rooms or other critical care settings.
The global bag valve masks market report provides market size estimates (Revenue USD million – 2014 to 2021) for key market segments based on BVM disposable and reusable product types, and also forecasts growth trends (CAGR% – 2017 to 2021). The report also provides the detailed market landscape and profiles of major competitors in the global bag valve masks market including company overview, financial snapshot, key products, technologies and/or services offered, and recent trends in strategic management.
Disposable BVMs and reusable BVMs are the two major types of BVMs available in the global market. The reusable BVM segment accounted for the largest share of revenue in the global BVM market in 2015. High price of reusable BVMs comapred to disposable BVMs and growing demand for reusable products in developing regions a there key governing factors for the largest share of the reusable BVM segment. The share of disposable bag valve masks is likely to decrease negligibly during the forecast period by 2020.
North America accounted for the largest market share for bag valve masks in 2015. Rising prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among the population, increasing healthcare awareness regarding the availability of the treatment of wide range of chronic respiratory diseases and rising demand for technological advancements in bag valve masks to upgrade existing equipment are the major factors driving the global market.