Saturday, March 05, 2016

High-flow nasal cannula oxygen delivery

This relatively new modality is rapidly gaining popularity in the care of patients with respiratory failure. It not only reliably delivers very high fractions of inspired oxygen but also improves lung mechanics via a PEEP effect and can lower CO2 by washing out the anatomic dead space. Here is a free full text review. This site from a manufacturer, though commercially biased, does a good job of explaining the modality and current indications for its use.

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