Video - Non-Invasive CPAP by Helmet Setup COVID-19 | Maurizio Franco Cereda, MD
Updated: Jul 23, 2020
Maurizio France Cereda, MD, a University of Pennsylvania intensive-care doctor who trained in Italy where helmet use is common, shared this video for medical professionals today.
Assembling the Helmet Circuit
Setting up Gas Delivery for ICUs (Venturi)
Initiating Therapy for ICUs (Venturi)
Initiating Therapy for the Floor (Venturi Valve)
Fixing the Helmet with Arm Straps
Non-Invasive CPAP by Helmet Setup for COVID-19
Please always maintain total gas flow above 50 L/min at all times to avoid CO2 rebreathing. These helmets are designed for hyperbaric O2 delivery. They do not include a relief valve; undetected loss of gas supply can result in asphyxiation. Patients who are not alert and collaborative need to be closely monitored. Consider intubation if the patient is agitated.