High Flow Oxygen Therapy (HFOT)

High Flow Oxygen Therapy (HFOT)

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High Flow Oxygen Therapy (HFOT) Overview

High Flow Oxygen has become a standard therapy for the treatment of respiratory patients throughout the acute care hospital.

AquaVENT® High Flow Oxygen Therapy (HFOT) delivers flow rates greater than conventional oxygen therapy via a specific high flow nasal cannula (HFNC), which enables flow rates up to 70 L/min.

AquaVENT® breathing circuits heat and humidify the gases for patient comfort and to prevent drying of the respiratory airway.

Benefits include: Low variable PEEP, increased FiO2 and improved secretion clearance.

Low variable PEEP

HFOT via nasal cannula delivers flow dependent low levels of PEEP. Studies suggest 3cm/H2O at 70 litres of flow with the patients mouth closed. Lower pressures are delivered with the patient’s mouth open. For more information click here.


Positive End-Expiratory Pressure Effect of 3 High-Flow Nasal Cannula Devices.
Jing-Chao Luo et al. Read the full paper.

Increased FiO2

HFOT via nasal cannula flushes the carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the upper respiratory airway, avoiding rebreathing of CO2 and increasing the delivered FIO2.

Möller et al. demonstrated that fresh gas administered by HFNC at 30 L/min flushes the dead space in the nasal cavity.

Nasal high flow clears anatomical dead space in upper airway models.

Winfried Möller et. al. Read the full paper.

Improved secretion clearance

Maintaining secretion clearance is critical to reduce the incidence of respiratory complications in patients with chronic respiratory conditions such as COPD, Asthma or post operative patients, where secretion clearance may be restricted.

Heated and humidified HFOT can be combined with PEP therapy.

Positive pressure therapies used in the treatment of postoperative respiratory failure – evidence for use and future directions.

Alastair J. Glossop, Paula Agostini. Read the full paper.

HFOT for the management of acute respiratory failure

Increasing evidence supports the benefits of HFOT for the treatment of patients with Type 1 and Type 2 respiratory failure.

Effectiveness of high-flow nasal oxygen therapy in management of acute hypoxemic and hypercapnic respiratory failure.

Ieva Norkiene, Raquel d’Espiney, Juan F. Martin-Lazaro. Read the full paper.

HFOT - High Flow Oxygen Therapy Options

Nasal cannula and tracheostomy options available.

AquaNASE®

AquaNASE® cannula for HFHOT can be supplied with AquaVENT® breathing systems in a complete Flowkit.

Patients can eat, drink, communicate and mobilise pulmonary secretions without disrupting therapy support. Heated humidification helps prevent drying of upper airway mucosa increasing patient comfort during oxygen therapy. Flows closer to a patient’s inspiratory demand reduces ambient air entrainment and oxygen dilution.

Use AquaNASE® during patients non-invasive ventilation rest periods for oral hygiene, hydration, feeding, physiotherapy and managed weaning.

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Product Codes

HFOT

High Flow circuit and cannula kit

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMHO1509/008

Box Quantity: 10


HFOT - Cannula

High Flow cannula

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMNS2004 (S)

Box Quantity: 120


HFOT - Cannula

High Flow cannula

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMNS2005 (M)

Box Quantity: 120


HFOT - Cannula

High Flow cannula

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMNS2006 (L)

Box Quantity: 120


HFOT

Humidified oxygen system

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMHO1509/002

Box Quantity: 10


Downloads

Product Literature

File Type Size Date
Critical Care brochure
Critical Care brochure
1.85 MB 13th Aug 2019
Breathing Systems Catalogue v1
Breathing Systems Catalogue v1
3.23 MB 15th Sep 2020
Hardware Systems - Catalogue / Medical Equipment
Hardware Systems - Catalogue / Medical Equipment
2.93 MB 24th Mar 2020

Guidance for use

File Type Size Date
AM NeoFlow HFOT GFU
AM NeoFlow HFOT GFU
761.82 KB 23rd Jul 2019

Support Material

File Type Size Date
AQUANASE
AQUANASE
79.69 KB 13th Aug 2019
Guide to High Flow
Guide to High Flow
974.93 KB 14th Aug 2019

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