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Humidification For High Flow Nasal Cannulas


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#1 deanthecrabman

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:28 AM

Question is: If you use high flow nasal cannulas, nasal CPAP, or RAM cannulas on transport, do you heat and humidfy, and if so, what do you use to do it? I have seen Vapotherms used, but they have battery issues. Not sure about HME's because flow only travels one direction, so no heat or humidity to trap and recirculate. Running dry gas just seems to overly irritate the babies. Starting to look at the NeoPodT, any experience with these? Thanks
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#2 CheetahBreath

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:59 PM

Question is: If you use high flow nasal cannulas, nasal CPAP, or RAM cannulas on transport, do you heat and humidfy, and if so, what do you use to do it? I have seen Vapotherms used, but they have battery issues. Not sure about HME's because flow only travels one direction, so no heat or humidity to trap and recirculate. Running dry gas just seems to overly irritate the babies. Starting to look at the NeoPodT, any experience with these? Thanks


We currently use the Fisher and Paykal heated wire circuit by ground. We are acquiring the Neopod T for the isolette primarily for intubated babies and babies on the RAM. We are also getting their HFNC for the isolette, as it's a little cheaper than the F&P set up.
It is indeed really bad to use HFNC without heated humidity; that's a major part of the therapy.
Good luck.
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