Guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention, current as of March 10, 2020.
Why the early application of high-flow nasal cannula in the appropriate patient population is an ideal way to meet the patient’s inspiratory flow demand.
Acute respiratory distress is a serious emergency. Good patient outcomes require a skilled assessment of the airway, breathing and oxygenation.
Knowing how much oxygen is in the tank could be a matter of life and death.
As a kid growing up in Fort Worth, Texas I had little interest in ambulances or medicine. I do remember one thing about the ambulances in the late 1960s in that they always had signs on the side that stated “oxygen equipped” in big letters.