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Flow Matters

Keeping you up-to-date with emerging nasal high flow (NHF) clinical evidence and practice guidelines. 


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Evidence is published weekly demonstrating the impact of NHF on improved patient care and outcomes.
More than 400 studies have been published in the first half of 2022. 

Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

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Hundreds of randomized controlled trials have been consolidated into clinical practice guidelines. 

These guidelines underscore the breadth of application of nasal high flow therapy.

We’ve created a table that will help you review the  guidelines by patient population and application.

 

Explore the NHF guidelines table

NHF therapy in pediatric care

The use of NHF as a primary treatment for infants with bronchiolitis in the ED resulted in a significantly lower rate of therapy failure compared with standard oxygen therapy.
1 in 9 patients experienced therapy failure on
NHF 2 L/kg/min
1 in 4 patients experienced therapy failure on
standard O2 < 2 L/min



Latest Flow Matters Edition

Early use of NHF in infants and children

In our latest edition of Flow Matters, we review the literature and provide an evidence-based approach to implementation of NHF in pediatric patients.

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Updated 9 Nov 2021
 

Evidence-based guidelines recommend the use of NHF for COVID-19 patients 

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ROX Index - a bedside tool for monitoring patients on NHF

The validated ROX index uses just 3 data points to provide an indicator of outcomes in adults with AHRF receiving NHF therapy.


Author: Stanislav Taktov, M.D., Ph.D.

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