In this Pediatric edition of Flow Matters, we review the literature and provide an evidence-based approach to implementation of NHF in pediatric patients.
These studies represent application of NHF therapy in infants and children in a range of respiratory conditions in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), emergency department (ED) and other general care areas in the hospital.
The weight of evidence is from studies which used an F&P Optiflow system, including an F&P Optiflow Junior interface and an F&P humidity delivery system.
Key: F&P Optiflow Systems
An evidence-based approach to implementation of NHF in pediatric patients
This information collates data from published guidelines and the body of evidence. It does not overrule expert clinical judgment in individual patient management.
Heating and humidification of gases during respiratory support (including NHF and standard oxygen therapy):
Weaning off NHF therapy
For further information, please view https://www.fphcare.com/hospital/infant-respiratory/nasal-high-flow/ or the hyperlinked references below.
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