Early in the 1950’s Cressi designed its first snorkeling full face mask. Due to a recent increased demand for this style of snorkeling masks, Cressi more than two years ago renewed its original project realizing “The Duke Dry", designed by Mr. Carlos Godoy from the Cressi Technical Department, with the ultimate goal of offering a superior snorkeling experience. Duke mask, due to a 1800 Wide View Visibility, a patented valve-less natural breathing during the inspiratory phase, a breathing area separated from the visualization chamber, and a “No Fogging System” realized with air channels deflectors, became in a few months the preferred solution for the most reputable snorkel operation and the most appreciated full face mask by snorkel enthusiasts.
We all know the recent world disruption caused in the world by the arrival of Covid19. Italy and Spain have been first the 2 countries, after China, to be impacted by the Virus imposing to the entire countries lockdowns since early March 2020. During an unprecedent devastating time, the Italians have, once more, proven how creativity, imagination and entrepreneurship can promptly help to service the concrete needs of an entire community. The following stories of Doctor. Giorgio Ardizzone – Head of the Intensive Care of the ASL1 with the help of his friend Mr. Marco Cilli in Italy and of Mr. Manel Luján, pulmonologist at Parc Tauli, Spain are amazing and teach the importance of intuition, R&D, passion and know-how.
Our desire is to share these experiences to help other doctors properly understand an approach successfully used by other doctors.
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Doctor Ardizzone desires to highlight that the use of the product is given on a compassionate basis (1) and that the use must take place in a "state of need" in the absence of other medical devices that can perform the same oxygenation technique (CPAP helmets or other types of sanitary or breathing protections masks that can allow treatment. Of course, each operator assumes responsibility for the use and surveillance of patients wearing the mask. Furthermore, before applying the mask, it is necessary to have the patient signed an informed consent.
Dr. Manel Luján, Pulmonologist at Parc Taulí, explains the clinical validation process of the Cressi Duke mask for use as a PAP system, as well as the procedure to follow for its assembly.
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