The purpose of this Section is to describe the process for delivering High Flow Therapy to the infant. Listed is the equipment required and how to assemble it, as well as procedures to ensure appropriate and effective nursing care is delivered.
High flow is a humidified system that delivers air or oxygen via nasal cannula at flows of 2-8 L/min to baby’s who are spontaneously breathing and meet the inclusion criteria. It is an alternative to CPAP for infants with evolving or established chronic lung disease.
Provides respiratory support (usually second line)
Alternative to CPAP in older neonate not tolerating CPAP