Increased patient compliance with nasal cannula as patients will be able to speak, eat or drink.
A cannula can surround the inner or outer surfaces of a trocar needle thus extending the effective needle length by at least half the length of the original needle. It is also called an intravenous (IV)cannula. Its size mainly ranges from 14 to 24 gauge.
The nasal cannula (NC) is a device used to deliver supplemental oxygen or increased airflow to a patient or person in need of respiratory help. This device consists of a lightweight tube which on one end splits into two prongs which are placed in the nostrils and from which a mixture of air and oxygen flows. The other end of the tube is connected to an oxygen supply such as a portable oxygen generator, or a wall connection in a hospital via a flowmeter. The cannula is generally attached to the patient by way of the tube hooking around the patient’s ears or by an elastic headband. The earliest, and most widely used form of adult nasal cannula carries 1–10 litres of oxygen per minute.