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Category: Covid-19

Helmet Based Ventilation for Covid-19

Why should you consider helmet based ventilation (Helmet CPAP, Helmet NIV) for management of Covid-19 related respiratory distress? Let’s review some history and a summary of benefits… At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, some very striking images circulated throughout the media of helmet ventilation techniques being used in Italy – full rooms of patients…

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A plane full of medical supplies from R.I. has touched down in India. Three more are coming

PROVIDENCE — At first they wanted to send a plane with medical supplies to India. The doctors and other staffers at Care New England in Rhode Island were watching in horror as India suffered one of the world’s worst coronavirus crises, a few months after Rhode Island had that distinction. The outpouring of supplies and money…

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New Paper: Use of Helmet CPAP in COVID-19 – A practical review

H. Amirfarzan, M. Cereda, T.G. Gaulton, K.B. Leissner, A. Cortegiani, R. Schumann, C. Gregoretti, Use of Helmet CPAP in COVID-19 – A practical review, In, Pulmonology, ISSN 2531-0437, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pulmoe.2021.01.008. Abstract: Helmet CPAP (H-CPAP) has been recommended in many guidelines as a noninvasive respiratory support during COVID-19 pandemic in many countries around the world. It has…

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Rhode Island Clinicians to Implement New Non-Invasive Ventilation to Help Prevent Strain on Hospitals During COVID-19 Surge

Subsalve USA and Nanotronics Health donate medical devices and provide on-site training across Rhode Island healthcare system in joint humanitarian effort QUONSET, R.I. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quonset Rhode Island based, Subsalve USA and Brooklyn, New York based, Nanotronics Health, have teamed up in their first domestic partnership, to provide humanitarian relief to clinicians in Rhode Island as they face…

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In Frankivsk OKL patients are saved from lack of oxygen with the help of special helmets

The other day a special helmet was used for the first time to treat patients with severe respiratory failure. Doctors say that this innovative method of non-invasive lung ventilation has its advantages and both specialists and patients have already seen its effectiveness. This is reported on the page of the institution. “Such helmets were first used in Italy…

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Simple technique for Helmet/Hooded NIV

After several months of exhaustive benchtop study, we have developed a helmet/hooded positive airway pressure (HPAP) kit and technique to administer non-invasive ventilation. This is the most simplified means to administer helmet NIV, and may prove hugely beneficial in areas now experiencing hospital overburdens. Visit www.oxygentreatmenthoods.com for additional information.  

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Changes brought on by COVID-19 easing foreigntrade efforts for R.I. businesses

For some companies, business with other countries has never been better. North Kingstown based Subsalve USA Corp., which manufacturers products such as lift bags, flotation bags and bomb-recovery systems, had planned to attend several in-person trade shows this year, but all were postponed. That hasn’t hurt sales in foreign markets, though.Typically, 50% of Subsalve’s $6…

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New Paper: Helmet CPAP: how an unfamiliar respiratory tool is moving into treatment options during COVID-19 in the US

“By early May 2020, the H-CPAP program was approved by our institutional leadership and in our collective experience of three early helmet-adopting institutions, we have treated a total of 60 patients with helmet CPAP. Approximately 30–50% of these patients were successfully managed with helmet respiratory support, not requiring escalation to intubation and mechanical ventilation. This…

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Ventilating without ventilators | keeping is simple with Oxygen Treatment Hoods

I’ll preface this with the fact that I am not a physician, nor am I in any way qualified to prescribe any type of respiratory support, other than emergently administer oxygen following a diving accident… The latter part of that statement should resonate a bit – yes, the administration of therapeutic oxygen is a first…

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