*A review of studies comprising the body of NHF evidence found the majority used F&P Optiflow™ systems
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).
Optiflow NHF therapy from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is at the forefront of its field, featuring in hundreds of publications and prestigious journals such as NEJM and JAMA.
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Nasal High Flow Therapy
“This clinical practice guideline synthesizes current best evidence into four recommendations for NHF in adult patients.”1
Nasal High Flow (NHF) therapy is recommended for use in several applications by published guidelines. A clinical practice guideline for NHF use as a respiratory strategy in adult patients requiring respiratory support was recently published in Intensive Care Medicine,1 the official journal of The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).
1. Rochwerg et al. 2020. Intensive Care Med.
For primary respiratory support compared to COT.
Recommendation made with moderate certainty.
*For patients who are already receiving NHF, guideline authors suggest continuing NHF during intubation (conditional recommendation, moderate certainty).
Watch Dr. Laurent Brochard present the ESICM clinical practice guidelines for use of NHF therapy as a respiratory support for adult patients. (28 mins)
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Read our Flow Matters publication dedicated to the clinical practice guideline.
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