Author: Clinical Experts Group, Hamilton Medical
Date of first publication: 15.02.2019
This action is taken as a temporary measure to provide a decrease in the patient’s work of breathing while the cause of the obstruction is treated. Administering heliox can make it easier to ventilate, because its lower density can allow a patient to produce inspiratory and expiratory flows with less turbulence.
The Heliox option available with the HAMILTON-G5/S1 ventilator (
The video available below provides you with instructions on how to change the gas source and activate the Heliox option, including putting the device into standby mode first and calibrating the flow sensor after each change.