The benefits of using a helmet on conscious patients during prolonged ventilation has been emphasized in many studies related to COVID-19. Non-invasive ventilation with a helmet is more comfortable for the patient. The helmet does not have any pressure points on the face, thereby reducing patient discomfort and improving device tolerance without the risk of skin necrosis.1
Non invasive mechanical ventilation with a helmet is implemented in UVENT-S ICU ventilators as a separate mode. Ventilation with the helmet is operated with adjustable CO2 “washing out” base flow and the permanent base pressure level defined by PEEP.
• WHO recommends helmet use for NIV in new guidelines.2
• Special mode with the adjustable base flow to prevent CO2 rebreathing.
• Does not have any pressure points on the face, thereby reducing patient discomfort and improving device tolerance without the risk of skin necrosis.1
• Patient can interact with clinicians during treatment, to drink or even eat through a special port.
UVENT-S is an expert-class ICU ventilator for long or short-term respiratory support for patients of all ages in ICU, CCU, PACU & OT. UVENT-S combines advanced functionality for high-class respiratory support, and comprehensive monitoring of lung mechanics and gas exchange efficiency.
Increasing patient safety
Implementation of the separate interface for ventilation with a helmet in UVENT-S is part of a group of solutions in our medical equipment, which not only assists clinicians but also increases patient safety.
Ventilation is usually a stressful process for the patient. UVENT-S ICU ventilators make respiratory support and intubation process more safe and protected. It is for this reason that we developed two intelligent adaptive modes: AdVent and ProVent. AutO2 function: for auto control and delivery of the minimum-effective oxygen concentration to keep SpO2 level within target range. Innovative Intubation Support Tool with NIV preoxygenation; apneic high flow oxygenation during intubation process, and continuous monitoring of SpO2 and CO2. Patient-ventilator synchrony smart triggering. As well, extended range of NIV interfaces: cannulas, masks and helmet.
1. Patel BK, Wolfe KS, Pohlman AS. Effect of noninvasive ventilation delivered by helmet vs face mask on the rate of endotracheal intubation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2016;315:2435–2441. [PMC free article] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4967560/
2. Clinical care of severe acute respiratory infections – Tool kit
COVID-19 adaptation, update 2022. WHO, 6 April 2022 | COVID-19: Clinical care https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/clinical-care-of-severe-acute-respiratory-infections-tool-kit