This European Standard specifies requirements for operator-powered resuscitators intended for use with all age groups and which are portable and intended to provide lung ventilation to individuals whose breathing is inadequate. Operator-powered resuscitators for infants and children are designated according to body mass range and approximate age equivalent.
Electrically-and gas-powered resuscitators are not covered by this European Standard.
NOTE Annex X contains rationale statements for this Part of this European Standard. The clauses and sub clauses which have corresponding rationale statements are marked with R) after their number.