Sports First Responder Level 3 (VTQ)

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Pocket Masks

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Using a Pocket Mask in Resuscitation: A Guide


The pocket mask is a crucial tool in CPR, providing a barrier against body fluids and ensuring efficient airflow into the patient's mouth and nose.

Features of a Pocket Mask

  • Design: Slightly bulkier than other face masks but highly effective.
  • Construction: Encased in a plastic case for easy storage and retrieval.
  • Components: Includes a nose section, mouthpiece, and one-way valve for filtration.
  • Strap: Equipped with an adjustable strap for secure positioning around the head.
  • Oxygen Feed: Optional attachment for administering supplemental oxygen.


To use the pocket mask:

  1. Remove from the plastic case and shape it accordingly.
  2. Position the nose section over the patient's nose.
  3. Secure the mask with the elastic strap behind the head.
  4. If available, attach an oxygen feed to the designated port.
  5. Administer rescue breaths by opening the airway and blowing air into the mouth and nose.


  • Infection Barrier: Prevents contact with body fluids, reducing the risk of infection.
  • Efficient Airflow: Ensures effective delivery of air into the body through both the mouth and nose.
  • Cost-effective: Single-use device that is affordable and disposable.


The pocket mask is an indispensable tool in CPR, offering protection against infection and facilitating optimal airflow. Despite being a single-use device, its affordability makes it a practical choice for emergency responders.