Table 2

Disposition and highest level of respiratory support during hospitalisation in patients initiated on HFNC therapy in the ED

Outcome following initiation of HFNC n (%)
 Transferred to PICU on HFNC64 (90)
 Escalation to nCPAP in ED3 (4)
 Escalation to intubation in ED1 (1)
 HFNC not tolerated2 (3)
 Weaned to low-flow oxygen in ED1 (1)
Highest level of respiratory support during admission n (%)
 HFNC43 (61)
 nCPAP20 (28)
 ETT8 (11)
  • ETT, endotracheal tube; HFNC, high-flow nasal cannula; nCPAP, nasal continuous positive airway pressure; PICU, paediatric intensive care unit.