• Aurika Savickaite

Protocols and Guidelines about Helmet Ventilation (NIV)

Updated: May 24


We now have two formats available to quickly educate yourself on Helmet Ventilation (NIV).


You can use (1) The Interactive Smart Procedures and/or (2) Training Videos from UChicago Medicine and Penn Medicine.

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1. Mobile Smart Procedures for Helmet Ventilation (NIV)

This is a free tool courtesy of AmbiFi, translation into more languages is in the process.


There are a number of advantages to the Smart Procedure:

  • Narrated Step-by-Step Instructions and Critical Checklists:

  • Patient Triage, Helmet Setup, Help Placement, Monitoring, Weaning 

  • Navigation based on your situation and equipment

  • Do's & Don'ts and Resources 

  • Replay any section

  • Mobile apps iOS and Android


Ambifi - Helmet Ventilation NIV & CPAP

Mobile App for phones and tablets:


Download 'AmbiFi' from Apple App Store or Google Play Store Login with credentials: Username: covid19 / Password: Covid19!



Mobile Smart Procedure Based on The University of Chicago Medicine Guidelines, Dr. Bhakti Patel 4/11/2020


  • Smart Procedure Access using a Web Browser

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Link: English


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Link: Spanish (video how to enable Spanish dialect from the menu)



Many thanks to the "Helmets for Humanity" team for translating the smart procedure into Spanish.


  • Mobile App for smartphones and tablets


Download 'AmbiFi' from Apple App Store or Google Play Store Login with credentials:

Username: covid19 / Password: Covid19!

Available in Englis and Spanish


Ambifi Helmet Ventilation (NIV)

All content in the “Helmet Ventilation NIV UChicago Medicine” Smart Procedure is directly from the Protocols and Guidelines from the University of Chicago Medicine. We completed the Helmet Ventilation (NIV) Smart Procedure with a final review by Dr. John P. Kress on 4/10/2020.

Mobile Smart Procedure Based on The University of Pennsylvania Medicine Guidelines, Dr. Maurizio F. Cereda 05/25/2020


  • Smart Procedure Access using a Web Browser

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Link: English


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Link: Spanish


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Link: Portuguese



Many thanks to Fernando Herreras and his team in Paraguay for translating the smart procedure into Spanish and Dr. Cedar Vardas and his team in Bolivia for the Portuguese version.


  • Mobile App for smartphones and tablets


Download 'AmbiFi' from Apple App Store or Google Play Store Login with credentials:

Username: covid19 / Password: Covid19!

Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese

Non-Invasive CPAP by Helmet - Penn Medicine

All content in “Non-Invasive CPAP by Helmet - Penn Medicine” Smart Procedure was developed and reviewed by Maurizio F. Cereda, MD, a University of Pennsylvania Intensive -Care doctor who trained in Italy where helmet use is common. Updated 05/22/2020

Mobile Smart Procedure "Helmet Positive Airway Pressure (HPAP) with Subsalve Oxygen Treatment Hood" 08/10/2020

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The following procedures can be used for COVID-19 patients in ICU settings.

"Subsalve" helmet is FDA EUA approved - more info here

  • Smart Procedure Access using a Web Browser

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Link: English


Spain Flag

Link: Spanish


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Link: Portuguese


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Link: French


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Link: Chinese



Many thanks to Dr. Cedar Vardas and his team in Bolivia for the Spanish and Portuguese versions.

Protocols Guidelines for Using a Helmet Ventilation Niv From Uchicago Medicine

2. Training Videos


Training video from UChicago Medicine


The most reliable and comprehensive training material about the use of an NIV Helmet "Oxygen Hood" connected to wall gases or to BiPAP V60 and detailed assembly instructions for a helmet from Dr. Bhakti Patel, The University of Chicago Medical Center (UChicago Medicine). Updated 04/28/2020

Objectives

  • Review our experience with helmet ventilation

  • Detailed assembly instructions for the helmet

  • Demonstrate the use of a helmet with Oxygen and Medical Air.

  • Demonstrate the use of a helmet with a BiPAP V60

  • Applications for helmet NIV in the COVID pandemic

  • Helmet FAQs


Alternative Interface For NIV
Thank List

Link: https://uchicago.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=a8a10af6-4d6f-4da2-b1e2-ab8b0040b9ad





The newest training video with the newest updates, feedback, and guidelines for helmet based noninvasive ventilation from Dr. Bhakti Patel, University of Chicago Medicine, and the Helmets for Humanity Project supported by Apple. Updated on 5/2/2020


Helmets for Humanity

Link: https://www.helmetbasedventilation.com/post/niv-helmet-oxygen-hood-training-video-guidelines-faq-bhakti-patel-helmets-for-humanity-project-apple

Training video from Penn Medicine

The newest training video with the newest updates from Maurizio F. Cereda, MD, a University of Pennsylvania Medicine. Date 08/21/2020


COVID-19: Can Helmet CPAP Be More Effective Compared to Other Non-Invasive Respiratory Support?



Non-Invasive CPAP by Helmet system developed by Maurizio F. Cereda, MD, a University of Pennsylvania Medicine. Date 4/12/2020




NOTE: This video is Outdated and New Guidelines from Penn Medicine are available on the AmbiFi Smart Procedure app (See above).

Great video from Italian Helmet Manufacturer "DIMAR". You can learn from it how to connect the helmet and more, including instructions on how to use different types of circuits - 2 Limb Y Piece, Co-axial circuit, 2 way expiratory valve, 1 Limb with Whisper, 3 ways expiratory valve.


PDF Guidelines


UChicago Medicine


Protocol to Set Up Helmet
Helmet Ventilation Setup Guide

Penn Medicine:


Penn Medicine COVID-19 Clinical Guide: Helmet CPAP
Helmet Protocol updated.docx.5.7 MCMF
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Download PD • 418KB
Non-Invasive CPAP by Helmet Setup for COVID-19

"Life Link III" Helmet NIV Procedure for Patient Transport:

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Life Link III Sea Long Helmet Procedure
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Video

Robert Beckl , Use of Helmet Based Noninvasive Ventilation in Air Medical Transport of COVID-19 Patients, Air Medical Journal (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2020.11.009

Use of Helmet NIV in Air Medical
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"Hamilton Medical" Helmet Ventilator Set-up:


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Page Updated 11/26/2020

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