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  • Writer's pictureAurika Savickaite

Webinar - NIV Respiratory Assist Helmets Evaluated by Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI)

01/25/2021 Chicago

I was delighted to discuss and share my expertise about a helmet NIV with Mr. Ismael Cordero, Senior Project Engineer at Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) back in July 2020. Our January 13, 2021, the ECRI team organized and recorded a webcast about NIV helmets.

ECRI is the only organization worldwide to conduct independent medical device evaluations, with labs located in North America and Asia Pacific. ECRI is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

During the webcast, speakers shared their experience and focused on the use of respiratory assist helmets for supplying supplemental oxygen and reducing the need for invasive mechanical ventilation in COVID-19 patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome.


  • Andrew Furman, MD, MMM, FACEP, Executive Director, Clinical Excellence, ECRI

  • Bob Kopotic, PhDh, MSN, FAARC, Critical Care Senior Manager, Clinical and Medical Affairs, Edwards Lifesciences, LLC

  • Maurizio Cereda, MD, Associate Professor, Critical Care Anesthesiology and Department of Radiology, Program Director, Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Co-Director, Surgical ICU, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

  • Michael J. Frazer, BS, RRT, CPFT, Associate Administrative and Clinical Director Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Diagnostics, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

  • Ismael Cordero, BS, Senior Project Engineer, Device Evaluations, ECRI

  • Marc Schlessinger, RRT-NPS, MBA, FACHE, Senior Associate, ASG, ECRI

  • Jason Launders, MS, Director of Operations, Device Evaluations, ECRI

ECRI is currently evaluating 4 helmet designs from the U.S. suppliers: Amron, Intersurgical, Sea-Long, and Subsalve.

View the session recording, including live Q&A, plus supplementary materials:


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