1 Conventional oxygen therapy: technical and physiologic issues
2 High-flow: technical aspect
3 Physiological effects of high flow
4 Clinical applications of high flow nasal cannula in hypoxemic acute respiratory failure
5 Clinical applications of high flow nasal cannula during intubation and weaning from mechanical ventilation
6 Clinical applications of high flow nasal cannula in the operating room
7 Clinical applications in the acute setting: obstructive lung diseases
8 Clinical applications in Pulmonary rehabilitation
9 Clinical applications in particular setting
10 Physiological Effects and clinical applications in children
11 Future perspectives.
This book presents the state of the art in high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC), an oxygen therapy technique that has recently proven to be a very promising approach to supporting respiratory function in several medical fields.
In the opening part of the book, readers will learn the differences between high-flow and low-flow techniques and gain an overview of HFNC’s technical aspects and physiological effects.
The book subsequently describes the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in different respiratory diseases, analyzing how this technique positively impacts patients’ respiratory status. The authors highlight clinical applications of HFNC, both in adults and in children, in various clinical settings – e.g. intensive care and semi-intensive care unit, emergencies, rehabilitation etc. – and present tips, tricks and pitfalls, as well as up-to-date reports on technical issues.
The book is intended for pneumologists, intensivists, anesthesiologists, ED doctors, rehabilitation therapists, internists and oncologists, as well as fellows and nurses in these fields.
• Depicts both the mechanisms of action as well as the physiological effects of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC)
• Provides the reader with in-depth information on the technical features and different devices available for oxygen-therapy based on high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC)
• Provides a broad overview of current and future applications of HFNC in acute as well as chronic settings – including pediatric applications