Using Optiflow to reduce the
escalation of care for patients
High flow nasal cannula (HFNC), high flow therapy (HFT), high flow oxygen/therapy (HFO/T), nasal high flow (NHF), high flow nasal prongs (HFNP), high flow oxygen (HFO), humidified, high flow nasal cannula (HHFNC), heated, humidified high flow nasal cannula (HHHFNC), humidified high flow therapy (HHFT), nasal insufflation or just plain high flow (HF) are the all the same therapy.
While many terms are used for this therapy, one name stands out as the way to deliver it: Optiflow.
Optiflow NHF therapy from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is at the forefront of the field, featuring in
hundreds of publications and appearing in such prestigious journals as the NEJM and JAMA.
Using Optiflow NHF therapy 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.