Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a range of respiratory therapy solutions. Our products are sold into over 120 countries worldwide and our purpose is to improve care and outcomes through inspired and world-leading healthcare solutions. Optiflow™ Nasal High Flow has been well established in the critical care environment for over 20 years and its use outside of the ICU continues to expand.

Optiflow THRIVE™ is a unique airway management therapy used in general anaesthesia and procedural sedation cases. Optiflow THRIVE helps prevent desaturation1, clear CO21,2 and instils confidence in a time pressured environment1.

Optiflow™ Nasal High Flow is also used in the PACU environment using the same nasal interface for a care continuum. Optiflow Nasal High Flow significantly increases end-expiratory lung volume compared to low flow cannula4, helps prevent hypoxaemic events5 and helps reduce the escalation of care in some post-operative patients6.


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