OptiflowTM nasal high flow therapy

Proven respiratory support
 What is NHF?     Who is NHF for? 

While many terms (e.g. high flow nasal cannula [HFNC], high flow oxygen therapy [HFO/HFOT] and heated high flow nasal cannula) describe nasal high flow therapy, one stands out. Optiflow nasal high flow therapy. 

Optiflow nasal high flow therapy delivers respiratory support to your patients, by providing heated, humidified air and oxygen at flow rates up to 70 L/min through the unique Optiflow nasal cannula and delivered by a device such as the Airvo 2 or Airvo 3 high flow system.


Accelerate your understanding of high flow therapy 

If you’re new to high flow therapy, training others, or want a quick refresher, follow this learning plan to accelerate your knowledge.


What is high-flow therapy? 
Introducing the first F&P Micro Moment!

This first episode focuses on high-flow therapy and the benefits to your patients. Watch below or jump to the second episode: "How do I set up high-flow therapy?

Once you've watched the animation, check out this FAQ for context as to where high flow fits in to the care continuum.

NHF therapy foundations, a must-do short course.  
This course will equip you with the knowledge to use NHF effectively in your hospital.

Continue your high flow therapy learning journey with this short, interactive module on the F&P Education Hub. 
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Who benefits from NHF, what does the evidence tell us?
Published guidelines highlight the breadth of application of NHF.

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

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

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

Putting NHF into practice.  
 Learn what benefits NHF offered when implemented across a hospital.


Optiflow high flow therapy FAQs 
Explore our FAQs about putting NHF into practice.

1. Clinical practice/implementation of NHF therapy. 

2. Published evidence - the science of high-flow therapy, including the mechanisms of action and patient outcomes.  

Search Optiflow FAQs

Options for delivering Optiflow high therapy 
Several systems will deliver Optiflow, review the quick guide below. 

1. You can use a dedicated, standalone device such as the Airvo Optiflow system or
2. You can use an NHF-capable mechanical ventilator. We call this a vent-driven system

See the images below and for more details download our equipment guide. 

Airvo-Optiflow high flow system

The following figure demonstrates what is required for an Airvo Optiflow system.  

Vent-driven Optiflow high flow system

The following figure demonstrates what is required to enable your NHF-capable mechanical ventilator to form part of a vent-driven Optiflow system.

Optiflow high flow cannula and interfaces 
Interfaces for adults (nasal and tracheostomy) and pediatrics.

Optiflow 3S
nasal cannula interface
57% more stable*, less pressure*, side swappable.

Latest NHF interface

nasal cannula interface

Simple to fit, soft and secure.

Optiflow+ Tracheostomy interface
Optimal humidification for a bypassed airway.

Optiflow Junior 2 nasal cannula interface series
Designed for neonates, infants, and children.
Optiflow nasal high flow therapy brochure

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