Therapy Overview

Easy Care, Effective Flow

Optiflow™ Junior is a revolutionary system for providing simple and effective delivery of oxygen therapy to infants in respiratory distress and may reduce the requirement for CPAP and intubation in some clinical scenarios.

By combining an anatomically contoured nasal cannula with comfortable humidified flow, your neonatal and pediatric patients can receive vital oxygen and flow support that's easier for clinicians, effective for their patients and kinder on parents.

Traditionally, unhumidified oxygen has been limited to 2 to 4 L/min because of issues with tolerance and upper airway trauma.

Supplementing the gas flow with Optimal Humidity, 37 °C / 44 mg/L, limits these issues, allowing the delivery of a wide range of flows and oxygen concentrations.

Infants on oxygen therapy can be more active than those on higher levels of respiratory support. They also have very delicate skin in the nose area. Optimal Humidity together with Optiflow has been shown to be a comfortable, effective and well-tolerated treatment option.

Read more in our Therapy Overview brochure.

Infant Clinician
More comfortable and tolerable than other respiratory therapies May reduce the requirement for CPAP
Receives a more accurate level of oxygen May reduce the need for intubation
Reduces the work of breathing Easy to set up and maintain
Can enjoy greater interaction with parents and clinicians (assisting development care) More control and flexibility with delivery of a fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2)
More likely to receive an uninterrupted oxygen flow Easier holding of the infant
Less risk of upper airway trauma Sedation may be reduced due to a more comfortable infant
Easier feeding May reduce length of stay

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Optiflow Junior helps pediatrics

Breakthrough in pediatric oxygen therapy research; Includes commentary from Dr Andreas Schibler and Dr David Rosengren, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Australia:

Optiflow Junior wins Best Design Award

Optiflow Junior wins prestigious design award; Includes commentary from Dr Malcom Battin, Clinical Director at Auckland City Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Auckland, New Zealand: