Product / Kit
PN 5404 Covid Helmet Kit C
Helmet ventilators could help ease shortage of traditional ones amid COVID-19 outbreak.
- Large Port Hood
- Non-Latex Neckseal
- PN 174 One Way ID/OD
- PN 175 One Way OD/ID
- PN 176 Silicone Adapter
- PN 154 Bacterial & Viral Filter
- PN 522 Hood Clips (4)
- PN 545 Hood Straps (2)
- PN 8501 Peep Valve
- PN 8505 Multiline Oxygen Adapter
- PN 525 Accessory Port (2)
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
First and foremost: a smooth, non-jagged edge must be obtained. Before stretching the opening over the patient's head, fold the cut edge under slightly so the stretching occurs at the fold instead of the cut line, which is now the neckseal’s weakest point. Please reference the Directions for Use for the Hood System you are using for a diagram.
Determine the patient’s neck size using a tape measure. The neckseal should fit tight enough to prevent leaks but not be uncomfortable. Use the TRIM CHART to determine the rib that most closely matches the neck measurement. If it is between sizes, choose the next smaller rib to prevent cutting too large. Use sharp scissors to make one continuous, smooth cut. This will prevent jagged edges and tearing points.
The Series 500 Neckseal is Single-Patient, Multi-Use, meaning one patient uses the neckseal for the duration of treatment. It is simply discarded upon completion. The Series 530 Neckseal is Multi-Patient, Multi-use, meaning the neckrings can be autoclaved and re-used. Simply replace the neckseal between patients. Both Series’ neckseals are available in latex and non-latex. All of Sea-Long Hoods are interchangeable with either style.
Most likely the o-ring needs to be lubricated with an oxygen compatible lubricant. It only takes a very small amount to make it easier. Too much lubricant will make it difficult to keep the seal in place. If you are using the Multi-Patient Neckring, a small amount of lubricant can be added to the neckseal itself near the “pins” to make ring seating/separation easier. Again, less is best.
Fogging occurs because of high humidity percentages inside the hood. It can often be eliminated by changing the nebulizer settings and adjusting the flow rate. Utilizing the ports on the neckring can help too.
The "Tape-on Neckdam" is available for patients with a stoma. The Neckdam Sleeve works exclusively with our Replacaeble Series to make it convenient and cost-effective.