SESSION TITLE: Respiratory Care
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Nasal high-flow therapy (HFT), delivers warm, humidified air through a small nasal cannula. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, HFT substantially decreases ventilatory demand during sleep, requiring a nasal cannula suited for extended overnight use as part of the HFT system. The goal of this study was to assess acceptance, usability of two nasal high-flow therapy cannulas thereby comparing the subjective preferences of two cannulas for use with the HFT system.