The early use of NHF is associated with improved physiological and clinical outcomes compared to standard oxygen therapy, including1-6:
Clinical evidence supports a dose-by-weight approach with suggested flow rates of approximately 2 liters per kilogram per minute (L/kg/min) for infants between 3.0 and 12.5 kilograms.4,7-12
However, there is no evidence to support this practice for preterm neonates, older children or adults. Published clinical protocols may give guidance to setting flow rates in children.7-12 The graphic below summarizes the findings from published literature.
Discover how the Queensland Children's Hospital successfully implemented NHF therapy.
Learn about the research that lead to the implementation of NHF therapy at the Queensland Children's Hospital.
Infant and Children Presentations
Evidence and guidance for delivering Optiflow NHF, proven respiratory support for your patients.
Full face masks designed for comfort and care
Providing Optimal Humidity for intubated patients
Establish effective spontaneous breathing or assist ventilation of the lungs
Respiratory support that replaces spontaneous breathing
Noninvasive respiratory support that provides a continuous distending pressure
Noninvasive respiratory support that delivers high flows of blended air and oxygen
Designed to work in harmony with the way patients naturally breathe while they sleep
F&P SleepStyle - designed to strike the balance between comfort and effective treatment