Therapy Overview

Transforming Respiratory Support

The Rosie Hospital is part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest and best-known trusts in the United Kingdom. Watch this video series to learn about their journey to successfully implementing Nasal High Flow into their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The unit is one of the biggest in the United Kingdom with the capacity to go up to 58 cots and is the referral center for the East of England region.

The impact of a new therapy at The Rosie

These two other videos in the series explore the implementation process taken to introduce the therapy and how they are now using Nasal High Flow in the unit

Implementing a new therapy at The Rosie

Explores the research that was important in decision making and addresses common objections of pressure and cost.

A new therapy in practice at The Rosie

Describes how the unit uses Nasal High Flow including what types of patients, commencing flows, weaning flows and feeding.

Easy Care, Effective Flow

Optiflow™ Junior is a revolutionary system for providing simple and effective delivery of oxygen therapy to infants in respiratory distress and may reduce the requirement for CPAP and intubation in some clinical scenarios.

By combining an anatomically contoured nasal cannula with comfortable humidified flow, your neonatal and pediatric patients can receive vital oxygen and flow support that's easier for clinicians, effective for their patients and kinder on parents.

Traditionally, unhumidified oxygen has been limited to 2 to 4 L/min because of issues with tolerance and upper airway trauma.

Supplementing the gas flow with Optimal Humidity, 37 °C / 44 mg/L, limits these issues, allowing the delivery of a wide range of flows and oxygen concentrations.

Infants on oxygen therapy can be more active than those on higher levels of respiratory support. They also have very delicate skin in the nose area. Optimal Humidity together with Optiflow has been shown to be a comfortable, effective and well-tolerated treatment option.

Read more in our Therapy Overview brochure.

Infant Clinician
More comfortable and tolerable than other respiratory therapies May reduce the requirement for CPAP
Receives a more accurate level of oxygen May reduce the need for intubation
Reduces the work of breathing Easy to set up and maintain
Can enjoy greater interaction with parents and clinicians (assisting development care) More control and flexibility with delivery of a fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2)
More likely to receive an uninterrupted oxygen flow Easier holding of the infant
Less risk of upper airway trauma Sedation may be reduced due to a more comfortable infant
Easier feeding May reduce length of stay

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Optiflow Junior helps pediatrics

Breakthrough in pediatric oxygen therapy research; Includes commentary from Dr Andreas Schibler and Dr David Rosengren, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Australia:

Optiflow Junior wins Best Design Award

Optiflow Junior wins prestigious design award; Includes commentary from Dr Malcom Battin, Clinical Director at Auckland City Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Auckland, New Zealand: