• Aurika Savickaite

How helmet ventilation helps patients

Updated: May 6

Patients who use helmet ventilation can breathe better, recover faster and avoid intubation.



Patients who use helmet ventilation can breathe better, recover faster and avoid intubation. It helps protect a patient’s airways and reduces or eliminates the need for sedation. It decreases the risk of nosocomial infections. It’s more comfortable and safer for select patients.


“Using helmet ventilation reduces the need for endotracheal intubation.”

Using helmet ventilation reduces the need for endotracheal intubation. Additionally, during a clinical trial over a three-year period, researchers found using helmet-based ventilation reduced the length of time a patient was in the ICU and hospital. Most importantly, there was a significant reduction in the 90-day mortality rate with helmet ventilation.


From a medical provider standpoint, helmet ventilation shortens a patient’s stay in the ICU and the hospital, which means beds and equipment can be used to serve more people. Additionally, it’s more affordable. Each helmet costs about $100.


Image Credit: University of Chicago Hospital

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