POINT®: One therapy, Six Ways
POINT® High Flow by Armstrong Medical is transforming airway management across multiple perioperative applications. POINT® can benefit patients before, during and following surgery for obstetric, bariatric, laryngeal and difficult airway.
WATCH: Dr Stephen Mannion: What’s the POINT®? Why, when and how – the nuts and bolts of high flow nasal oxygen in anaesthesia care.
Obese patients present a number of perioperative challenges: increased comorbidities, problematic positioning, regional anaesthesia difficult and increased likelihood of difficult airway.
WATCH: Dr E Sales Rezola analyses the benefits of POINT® High Flow in this difficult patient group.
“Tubeless Anaesthesia for laryngeal surgery has revolutionised our practice. We used the POINT® system which allows the delivery of humidified HFNO at flow rates up to 80L/min and FiO2 of 0.21-1.0 as the sole method of oxygenation. This technique is the way forward.” Kavanagh F, Callaghan M, Young O.
WATCH: Dr Nabil Shallik: Tubeless operation in upper airway surgery using STRIVE-HI.
POINT® is the optimal method of providing support for airway difficulties associated with pregnancy.
POINT® can transform the management of the difficult obstetric airway from a pressurised anxious situation by allowing time to carefully make considered decisions, potentially avoiding morbidity to mother and baby.
POINT® reduces the risk of desaturation with bronchoscopy, special care dentistry and regional anaesthesia.
Dr Rachel O’Farrell, Consultant Anaesthetist on POINT® in bronchoscopy.
“POINT® has enabled the provision of more complex procedures under deep sedation.”
WATCH: Dr Mary Molloy, Consultant Anaesthetist at the School of Dentistry, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.
“Use of POINT® High Flow system allows air blending and reduction in FiO2 so that patients are not exposed to prolonged sedation with 100% O2 and can be used to good effect in difficult patients, obese patients and known difficult airways.”
POINT® offers enhanced respiratory support during post-operative recovery.
“Physiological benefits of HFNOT are suited to treating and attenuating the problems seen after major surgery.” Dr Ramesh Ekambaram.
WATCH: Use of high flow nasal oxygen therapy (HFNOT) in immediate post op recovery.