Generally used on the mechanical ventilator for delivering NImV (non-invasive mechanical ventilation), the CaStar R is also a versatile interface that can be used to provide optimal CPAP therapy via a constant flow generator and a mechanical PEEP valve.
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. 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.
Intersurgical proposes a number of accessories to enhance treatment flexibility with the CaStar R NIV hood. Some examples below, check out the NIV hoods accessory page for more details.
Some accessories to use the NIV hood for providing high flow CPAP therapy:
- VentuPlus Venturi flow driver accessory
- Breathing filter
- Adjustable PEEP valve 0-20 cmH2O with 22F connection
- 22F/22F adaptor with built-in manometer
The StarMed study database features studies covering a range of clinical scenarios and each study entry includes a brief summary abstract and further categorisation and tagging so you can search for studies based on their clinical setting, author, journal, date and any key words. A COVID-19 category has been recently created and we will continue to add new posts as further studies are released - so keep checking for the latest supporting material.
For further practical details key studies discussing optimal ventilator settings and CO2 rebreathing topics are extensively discussed in our StarMed study portfolio.