Is there a role for humidified heated high-flow nasal cannula therapy in paediatric emergency departments?

@article{Long2016IsTA,
  title={Is there a role for humidified heated high-flow nasal cannula therapy in paediatric emergency departments?},
  author={Elliot Long and Franz E Babl and Trevor Duke},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2016},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={386-9}
}
BACKGROUND Humidified heated high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy is a potentially useful form of non-invasive respiratory support for children with moderate respiratory distress and/or hypoxaemia. No prospective data support its use in the paediatric emergency department (ED). We introduced HFNC therapy into a paediatric ED and evaluated its use and failure rates. METHODS Prospective observational study of all patients presenting to the Royal Children's Hospital, Australia, who received… CONTINUE READING
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