Thanks to Priya Shenton, Suzana Lazarovska, David Krieser and Bindu Bali for their work on this audit.
- High-flow nasal cannulae have been proposed as an intervention that may supports inspiratory effort in bronchiolitis and may reduce the need for transfer to paediatric intensive care units
- This study did not show a reduction in transfer rate out of Sunshine hospital to the Royal Children’s hospital after the introduction of high-flow nasal cannula
- Reasons may include small sample size and staff unfamiliarity with a new intervention
- Further study is ongoing, with recruitment begun on a prospective randomized trial, managed by the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT)