Heated and humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) usage has gained popularity in the management of patients with moderate to severe hypoxemia. Capable of providing gas flow rates up to 60 LPM, HFNC therapy can potentially exceed the patient’s inspiratory flow demands resulting in a fixed delivery of the desired fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2), ranging from 0.21 to 1.0. Its reported effectiveness and improved patient comfort warrants clinicians to understand how to apply and manage this oxygen therapy device. This article will explain the HFNC’s evolution, potential mechanisms of action, use in various patient conditions, and suggest a recommended application and management.
Expiration Date: 03-23-2017
This course is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
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