Here is additional information about the helmet system vendors and pricing (with thanks to Julio Garcia who provided the information and Helen Gelly who provided the photos):
- Amron International helmets are $196.50 for the complete set-up. I prefer the silicone neck seal, as you do need to worry about latex allergies and they hold up better. Also the neck rings/collars can be sterilized and re-used, which decreases the cost. This is a two piece system, which I prefer to a one-piece.
- Helen Gelly notes that the Amron system is missing some pieces like snaps.
- Sea-Long Medical Systems helmets range from $162.70 to $279.92. The straps on the Sea-long are nicer than Amron’s, as they are wider and softer. This is a two-piece system, which I prefer to a one-piece. (Photo by Helen Gelly).
- Subsalve has a one-piece unit. No prices are listed. I have not used this one.
–Julio R. Garcia RN, ACHRN