High Flow Nasal Cannulas and Dysphagia
A person may need respiratory support from a high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) for multiple reasons. However, the medical team will need to collaborate with the speech-language pathologist to determine if swallowing will be safe for this non-invasive oxygen treatment. The SLP will consider many questions because HFNC can negatively change swallowing safety and increase aspiration risk. This handout will explain the purpose of HFNC and provide clinical questions to be considered by the medical team.
Tech specs: Digital download. 1 page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 720 KB.