Optiflow usage: There is an ever–increasing body of clinical literature which may provide guidance on day–to–day application of HF therapy. Here are the 6 most frequently asked questions from clinicians.
Ischaki proposed the following algorithm for use on patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.
Adapted from above original paper; used under Creative Commons licence 4.0. MV = mechanical ventilation; SOT = standard oxygen treatment.
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The following table lists starting flows and flow ranges used in clinical studies for Optiflow HF therapy.
Pressure ranges are cannula and patient dependent. For illustrative purposes only.
Sztrymf associated Optiflow HF therapy with sustained beneficial effects on oxygenation and physiological
parameters for patients with acute respiratory failure. Similarly Rittayamai showed significant improvement
in post-extubation patients. These studies may provide guidance on patient responses to the therapy.
4 time intervals are observed: 2, 6, 12 and >12 hours. It's an easy-to-use dynamic bedside tool.
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