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#helmetbasedventilation for Covid-19

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we responded with the introduction of the Subsalve Oxygen Treatment Hood as a patient interface to deliver techniques in hooded positive airway pressure (HPAP) ventilation. The technique is a true gift from the sea, leveraging principles with direct ties to diving.

 This device and non-invasive ventilation technique offers several benefits for patients in respiratory distress:

  • .: cost-effective non-invasive ventilation to ward off more severe respiratory distress
  • .: delivers both elevated FiO2 and PEEP via a variety of readily available flow sources
  • .: management of large patient volumes outside of the ICU
  • .: mitigates aerosolized virus exposure to healthcare workers

The project has been supported by multiple individual donors, partners, both for-profit and not-for-profit companies and institutions, and has resulted in the provision of humanitarian aid to numerous countries including Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, Nigeria, Indonesia, India, Iraq, and multiple others. 

Covid-19 is not going away and will continue to impact many parts of the world – Help us Help. Donations will allow important research (& development) on this technology to continue.

Urgent Humanitarian Action is Underway

A portion of proceeds from all purchased devices and systems from www.oxygentreatmenthoods.com is directed to Ocean Opportunity Inc., a Rhode Island based 501(c)3 not for profit organization. OO is committed to furthering related education, research, and facilitating aid relief during the pandemic. Please consider a tax-deductible donation today to expand our reach.

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

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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

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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

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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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