Use Optiflow to reduce escalation
A patient's journey through hospital may include periods of escalation and de-escalation of care. Consider this conceptual model, at left, showing two patients' journeys through hospital. The costs for these journeys are denoted by the areas of blue and red.
Using Optiflow as a first-line treatment (both pre-intubation and post-extubation) may reduce a patient's escalation "up the acuity curve", resulting in better patient outcomes and reduced costs of care.
We call this Optiflow FIRST.