Last Updated: 11 February 2021, 10:55AM (NZDT)
The F&P Respiratory Care Continuum illustrates the breadth of respiratory therapies patients may require when in need of respiratory assistance. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the most up-to-date WHO guidelines and your local policies for specific clinical guidance and considerations for infection control.
Nasal High Flow Therapy (NHF)
(updated Feb. 4th, 2022)
This regularly updated edition of Flow Matters reviews evidence related to the impact of NHF on COVID-19.
The use of heated humidification for healthcare professionals managing COVID‑19 patients.
Efficiency of Filters and F&P Evaqua™ 2
The viral and bacterial filtration efficiency of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Filters and F&P Evaqua™ 2 Circuits.
CPAP Therapy for OSA
COVID-19 and CPAP therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Guidance for CPAP Users and Healthcare Professionals.
Considerations for the management of neonates, infants, and children with suspected or confirmed COVID‑19.
Reprocessing Single‑Use Products
Guidance on reprocessing single‑use products and use beyond stated duration of use.
Laparoscopic Surgery with HumiGard
Humidified Insufflation Kit filter efficiency.
Due to increased worldwide demand for ventilators, we are regularly getting requests regarding ventilator equipment. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare does not manufacture mechanical ventilators. We produce other respiratory support and humidification products, and associated consumables.
Using improvised materials and configuring Fisher & Paykel Healthcare products in a manner that is outside their intended use raises some concerns around the safety and efficacy of our devices.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare products are rigorously designed and tested before they are used by patients. We understand healthcare professionals may have to improvise to find solutions to cope with COVID-19. However, we cannot attest to the safety or performance of our devices when they are used in unapproved ways.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare recommends extreme caution when using filters and valves in unapproved or improvised ways. Resistance to flow, filter efficacy in different conditions, instrumental dead-space, flow dynamics through the system, and the potential for gas-trapping are just some of the important safety factors healthcare professionals should consider.
How to operate the Airvo 2, including guidance on how to adjust key settings such as flow, temperature, and how to add supplemental oxygen (if required).
Clinical associations and government links
to COVID‑19 information and resources
A flow range of 2 to 60 L/min allows for use across the care continuum - from the most acute hospital environment to the home
With Optiflow you can independently titrate flow and FiO2 according to your patient's needs
A premium performance respiratory humidifier designed to be easy to set up and use, minimize condensate and provide advanced protection
The adaptable, reliable and robust humidification system. Use with Evaqua™ 2 circuit technology to minimize condensate.