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High flow nasal cannula therapy. The complete solution

High flow nasal cannula therapy system

Easy peasy. Same device, same circuit

High flow nasal cannula therapy (HFNC) is available as an option on all our ventilators, for use with single- or dual-limb circuits and for all patient groups.

Switch between invasive or noninvasive ventilation and high flow nasal cannula therapy just by changing the ventilation mode and the patient interface. There is no need to change the device or even the breathing circuit.

Statistic graphic: flow rates of up to 100 liters per minute

Let the flow begin! Up to 60 l/min

Our devices offer flow rates of up to 60 liters per minute (Flow rates can vary depending on your country or device.A​).

Graphic illustration: interface showing monitoring parameters Graphic illustration: interface showing monitoring parameters

Values on view. The monitoring parameters

Depending on your ventilator and the installed options, you can display:

  • Oxygen concentration
  • Flow rate
  • Humidifier temperature
  • Trends (Oxygen, Flow, SpO2, SpO2/FiO2 ratio)
  • SpO2
  • Plethysmogram
Statistic graphic: Frat JP. Lancet Respir Med. 2016 Aug; 4(8):646-652

What are the benefits? A look at the evidence

  • Treatment with HFNC resulted in lower intubation rates in the most severe patients. There was a significant difference in favor of HFNC in 90-day mortality (Delorme M, Bouchard PA, Simon M, Simard S, Lellouche F. Effects of High-Flow Nasal Cannula on the Work of Breathing in Patients Recovering From Acute Respiratory Failure. Crit Care Med. 2017;45(12):1981-1988. doi:10.1097/CCM.00000000000026931​)

  • HFNC set at 60 l/min reduced the respiratory effort in patients recovering from acute respiratory failure. This effect is associated with an improvement in respiratory mechanics (Frat JP, Thille AW, Mercat A, et al. High-flow oxygen through nasal cannula in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(23):2185-2196. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa15033262​)

  • Odds ratios for intubation were higher in patients treated with noninvasive ventilation than in those treated with high flow nasal cannula therapy (Frat JP, Ragot S, Girault C, et al. Effect of non-invasive oxygenation strategies in immunocompromised patients with severe acute respiratory failure: a post-hoc analysis of a randomised trial. Lancet Respir Med. 2016;4(8):646-652. doi:10.1016/S2213-2600(16)30093-53​)

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Good to know! High flow nasal cannula therapy training resources

Availability

High flow nasal cannula therapy is available on all our ventilators.

Effects of High-Flow Nasal Cannula on the Work of Breathing in Patients Recovering From Acute Respiratory Failure.

Authors: Mathieu Delorme, Pierre-Alexandre Bouchard, Mathieu Simon, Serge Simard, François Lellouche

High-flow oxygen through nasal cannula in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.

Authors: Jean-Pierre Frat, Arnaud W Thille, Alain Mercat, Christophe Girault, Stéphanie Ragot, Sébastien Perbet, Gwénael Prat, Thierry Boulain, Elise Morawiec, Alice Cottereau, Jérôme Devaquet, Saad Nseir, Keyvan Razazi, Jean-Paul Mira, Laurent Argaud, Jean-Charles Chakarian, Jean-Damien Ricard, Xavier Wittebole, Stéphanie Chevalier, Alexandre Herbland, Muriel Fartoukh, Jean-Michel Constantin, Jean-Marie Tonnelier, Marc Pierrot, Armelle Mathonnet, Gaëtan Béduneau, Céline Delétage-Métreau, Jean-Christophe M Richard, Laurent Brochard, René Robert

Effect of non-invasive oxygenation strategies in immunocompromised patients with severe acute respiratory failure: a post-hoc analysis of a randomised trial.

Authors: Jean-Pierre Frat, Stéphanie Ragot, Christophe Girault, Sébastien Perbet, Gwénael Prat, Thierry Boulain, Alexandre Demoule, Jean-Damien Ricard, Rémi Coudroy, René Robert, Alain Mercat, Laurent Brochard, Arnaud W Thille