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This FAQ is taken from Flow matters COVID-19 edition, updated Feb 2022. Read the complete edition here.
Nasal high flow use on COVID-19 patients has been observed to:
“[NHF] use is associated with a reduction in the rate of invasive mechanical ventilation and overall mortality in patients with COVID-19 infection.” - Patel et al. 2020.
The number of organizations that have published evidence-based guidelines recommending the use of NHF for COVID-19 patients continues to grow:
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