High Flow Oxygen Therapy
What is HFOT?
High-flow oxygen therapy is a type of respiratory support used in hospitals in which oxygen is delivered to a patient at higher rates than standard oxygen therapy. (Traditional oxygen therapy has a flow rate of up to 16 L/min, whereas HFOT has a flow rate of up to 80 L/min.)
What it does:
High-flow oxygen therapy (HFOT) is an oxygen delivery system that can deliver 100% humidified and heated oxygen at up to 60 litres per minute.
HFOT improves gas exchange and reduces breathing effort with its warm, humidified constant flow.
Patients with acute respiratory failure (hypoxic respiratory failure) are frequently treated with HFOT.
What is high flow oxygen therapy used for?
High flow oxygen therapy is commonly used on patients with acute respiratory failure (ie, hypoxemic respiratory failure) in the hospital system.