Q. What kind of patient interface is AcuCare HFNC?
AcuCare HFNC is a nasal cannula to be used for delivering high flow oxygen therapy (HFOT)
AcuCare HFNC is designed to deliver heated and humidified air, with or without blended oxygen up to a maximum flow of 60 L/min
Q. What are the advantages of AcuCare HFNC?
Speed – Fits in seconds, when every second counts
Stability – Stays in place once fitted, with a snug, contoured fit
Success in HFOT – Thanks to ResMed‘s 25+ years of experience in developing patient interfaces
Q. How do I choose the right AcuCare HFNC size for my patient?
The cannula prongs should not seal the nares, so that expiration through the nose is still possible
The cannula prongs should sit snugly in the nares, without being squeezed shut by the nose walls
The fitting template printed on the packaging shows how you can size and fit the cannula
Q. How can I adjust the AcuCare HFNC headgear to fit my patients?
AcuCare HFNC’s elastic headgear automatically adjusts to each patient’s head. The elastic gently stabilises the cannula, and pulls it into place
To adjust the headgear, separate the two back straps to loosen, or bring together to tighten
Q. Where should I attach the fixation clip, and what is it for?
The fixation clip helps stabilise the cannula prongs in the nose by reducing the drag of the heated tube
It should be attached close to the patient’s shirt neck
If the patient’s upper body is naked, a sticky patch can be used to position the clip at the top left of the patient’s chest
Q. Do I need to clean the AcuCare HFNC?
AcuCare HFNC is not to be reprocessed or reused
Single patient use only for a maximum usage time of 7 days
Q. Which devices can be used for delivering HFOT with AcuCare HFNC?
AcuCare HFNC can be used with high flow oxygen therapy humidification systems that deliver warm, humid air flow ≤ 37°C (≤ 98°F), and ≤ 100% relative humidity with a maximum oxygen content of 100%, both at a flow of up to 60 L/min
Connection: 22 mm male conical connector (complies with ISO 5356-1) and a 10 mm male conical connector