CPAP Helmets / Hoods

CPAP Helmets / Hoods

Key Details

CPAP Helmets / Hoods deliver CPAP safely while providing great patient comfort and aerosol-protection for staff.

Helmet CPAP - Setup Guidance

FD140i delivering safe helmet / hood CPAP

The benefits of respiratory support provided by helmet / hood CPAP include:

  • improved patient compliance at higher PEEP levels
  • reduced airway leaks
  • protection for healthcare workers from aerosolisation

The increased helmet volume provides challenges when using blenders and ventilators:

  • blenders risk of insufficient flow, increasing inspired CO2
  • patient ventilator asynchrony

The FD140i provides a dedicated CPAP Helmet Mode with enhanced safety features, including:

  • minimal flow rates 40L/min to reduce the risk of re-breathing
  • continuous high flow CPAP without patient ventilator asynchrony
  • high and low pressure alarms
  • apnoea and respiratory rate alarms and enhanced respiratory monitoring

The FD140i provides easy transition when weaning from helmet CPAP to high flow oxygen therapy.

Clinical review

Helmet and non-invasive mechanical ventilation in critically ill

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is delivered to correct hypoxia. Indications include cardiogenic pulmonary oedema and atelectasis.

CPAP recruits collapsed alveoli and improves gas exchange by:

  • application of PEEP (Positive End Expiratory Pressure) valve to maintain expiratory pressure
  • delivering flow to meet the patients peak inspiratory requirements and maintain PAP
  • delivery of CPAP is confirmed via pressure manometer


Clinical review: helmet and non-invasive mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients

Antonio M Esquinas Rodriguez et al. Read the full paper.


Effect of Noninvasive Ventilation Delivered by Helmet vs Face Mask on the Rate of Endotracheal Intubation in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Bhakti K. Patel et al. Read the full paper.


Role of Helmet-Delivered Noninvasive Pressure Support Ventilation in COVID-19 Patients

Published by Elsevier Inc. Read the full paper.


Head helmet versus face mask for non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure: a physiological study

Nicolò Patroniti et al. Read the full paper.


Helmet CPAP revisited in COVID-19 pneumonia: A case series

A. S. Rali et al. Read the full paper.


Further reading on protocols and guidelines about helmet ventilation here. [PLEASE NOTE: This link will open a third party website, Armstrong medical is not responsible for the content of external sites.”]


  • access port with bi-directional anti suffocation valve
  • 2 x 22mmM ports for inspiratory/export connections – used for CPAP
  • 2 x 22mmF port with small tube inlet, I.e NG tube – used for NIV
  • pressure port
  • silicone seal
  • arm straps with quick release
  • volume 11L
  • sizes:
    • XS 28-30cm
    • S 31-34cm
    • M 35-38cm
    • L 39-42cm
    • Xl 43-45cm
    • XXL 46-49cm

Breathing Circuit Options

High Flow CPAP - AMCPUK01157

  • in-line pressure line connecting to FD140I
  • patient PEEP valve 5cmH20 (additional valves purchased separately)
  • safety PEEP valve 20cmH20
  • inspiratory breathing tubing, smoothbore to reduce noise
  • bacterial viral filter

Ventilators NIV - AMVC1812-019

  • 2m length
  • colour-coded inspiratory/expiratory limbs
  • detachable inspiratory/expiratory limbs with connection to side 22mmM ports to facilitate prone positioning
  • catheter mount for connection to 22mmF port
  • bacterial viral filter

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Product Codes

CPAP limb

CPAP adapter limb (FD140)

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Box Quantity: 20

CPAP limb

CPAP adapter limb (POINT system)

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Box Quantity: 20


Product Literature

File Type Size Date
Critical Care Brochure
Critical Care Brochure
1.85 MB 13th Aug 2019
4.83 MB 10th Jan 2022
Hardware Systems - Catalogue / Medical Equipment
Hardware Systems - Catalogue / Medical Equipment
2.93 MB 24th Mar 2020
1.03 MB 19th Jan 2021




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