F&P Optiflow™ 3S – Stable, Simple, Soft
F&P Optiflow 3S is a new nasal cannula range designed for delivery of Optiflow nasal high flow therapy. The cannula includes innovative features such as breathable headgear, new philtrum pillow and side-swapping which, when combined with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s unique Evaqua technology, makes this the most comfortable and stable nasal cannula the company has ever developed.
Dr. Andrew Somervell, Vice President of Products & Technology said “Decades of interface design expertise and years of in-field testing with patients and clinicians led to the development of an interface focused on delivering the best-possible user experience. Throughout this journey, three key design principles were followed to ensure the goal was achieved: stability, simplicity, and softness.”
“A new level of interface stability is achieved due to a re-design of our tube clip, which neatly positions the interface tube to the side of the patient’s face and results in less interface displacement and consistent delivery of therapy.”
The Optiflow 3S allows the clinician to easily and confidently fit and adjust the interface as required for each individual patient. The new side-swapping feature provides setup flexibility for clinicians by allowing delivery of therapy from either side of the patient.
“With our new philtrum pillow feature, we have minimised the pressure exerted on the patient’s nose and upper lip. Combined with our soft, breathable headgear and structured yet flexible arms, Optiflow 3S is designed for uncompromised patient comfort and stability. Because we know that a comfortable patient is a compliant patient, and patient compliance ultimately improves outcomes,” concluded Mr Somervell.
The Optiflow 3S range has been released in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the UK, and Germany, and further European release is expected in the coming months. It will be available in other regions, after relevant regulatory clearances have been obtained.
About Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and systems for use in respiratory care, acute care, surgery and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The company’s products are sold in over 120 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, visit our website www.fphcare.com.