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High Flow Nasal Cannula and Non-Invasive Ventilation: Current Evidence and Practice


Thomas Piraino, RRT, FCSRT

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Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a widely used and studied therapy option for the management of acute respiratory failure. High flow nasal cannula is rapidly growing in popularity and in supportive evidence. This presentation will review the current evidence in support of NIV, and discuss the current research evaluating HFNC and its role in the management of respiratory failure.  


Learning Objectives

To review the evidence based practice of non-invasive ventilation (NIV). 

  1. Describe the delivery and mechanism of action related to high flow nasal cannula (HFNC).

  2. To review the literature landscape comparing NIV to HFNC.

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477  and the
Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

This program has been approved for 1.0 Traditional contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving TX 75063 

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