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Setting Up HFNO

Setting up HFNO

Setting Up High Flow Nasal Oxygen

Take a few moments to watch this video on setting up HFNO. Although it may not be part of your daily practice, an appreciation of how it is set up and adjusted may help you reflect on your patient’s journey if they have needed HFNO in the past or are deteriorating to a point where they may require it.

In this video, Professor Sim expands on what high flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) is, how it works, and why it is superior to other forms of oxygen delivery.

Note the importance of humidification and how it better meets the needs of the patient’s oxygen requirement compared to other oxygen delivery systems

Amanda Allan is one of the charge nurses in the Critical Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. Here she demonstrates how the HFNO machine is set up, and how it is attached to the patient.

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