Definition : Devices designed to provide an interface for delivering noninvasive ventilation (i.e., ventilations that are not delivered invasively via endotracheal tubes or tracheostomy tubes) between the patient and the ventilator. These devices usually consist of a transparent plastic shell that encloses the patient's head, two straps to hold the hood in place, a safety valve for preventing suffocation, and tubing ports for connecting the inspiratory and expiratory tubes, feeding tubes and other items. These devices are available in different sizes. Ventilation hoods are mainly used to provide noninvasive respiratory support in the management of acute or chronic respiratory failure for patients in ICU, emergency department or other wards.
Entry Terms : "Ventilation Hoods, Noninvasive" , "Hoods, Patient Ventilation" , "Noninvasive Ventilation Helmets"
UMDC code : 22574