StarMed CaStar R hood kit with VentuPlus for NIV and CPAP use
Beside the clinical advantages of the respiratory hoods for treating respiratory diseases, in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic the StarMed interface has been identified as an optimal tool for reducing the risk of cross infection. We have provided a complete kit for the treatment of infective patients to allow for the flexible delivery of required therapy: the same hood can be used on the mechanical ventilator for NimV or it can be used for providing CPAP via external equipment or with the convenient Venturi valve accessory. The supporting video can be viewed in the related video section on this page.
StarMed CaStar hood kit with VentuPlus for CPAP use
The CaStar hood is a comfortable, versatile and lightweight patient interface designed to offer an efficient and comfortable alternative to traditional methods of CPAP delivery. Owing to the semi-closed environment design and the virtually leak-free seal, all expired gas from the patient is evacuated from the internal volume through the expiratory limb of the hood, which can be fitted with a breathing filter. We have provided a complete kit to allow for flexible CPAP therapy: the same hood can be used for providing CPAP via external flow generator equipment or with the convenient Venturi valve accessory. The supporting video can be viewed in the related video section on this page.
StarMed CaStar CPAP hood without manometer
The standard StarMed CPAP hoods feature a built-in manometer to check the presence of pressure within the hood. The manometer working principle is based on a minimal intentional leak. To further reduce the occurrence of aerosol generating procedures in the clinical environment, this feature has been removed from all COVID-19 specific CPAP hoods. While standard CPAP hoods fitted with manometer continue to be available, an external manometer accessory (CP929) can be used on our hoods without manometer.
StarMed CaStar R hood for NIV
The CaStar R is well tolerated for extended periods and can reduce the risks associated with both endotracheal intubation and face mask use. It can be used in both semi-recumbent, supine and prone positions providing an ideal option for NIV therapy. Generally used on the mechanical ventilator for delivering NImV (non-invasive mechanical ventilation), the CaStar R is a versatile interface that can be used to provide optimal CPAP therapy as well via a constant flow generator and a mechanical PEEP valve. The supporting video can be viewed in the related video section on this page.
Accessories for COVID-19 hoods
Clinical use of the StarMed range of hoods is eased by a number of accessories to improve patient comfort and reduce nursing workload. The COVID-19 range has been optimised to increase treatment flexibility and reduce the risk of cross infection. Check out the accessory page to optimise your daily clinical application of the StarMed hood.