Vol. 1 No. 1 (2022): infermieristica journal: nursing r-evolution

Venturi mask is the pioneer of High-Flow Oxygen Therapy Concepts

Matteo Manici
RN, MSN, Post-Operative Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital of Parma, Italy
Stefano Bambi
RN, MSN, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Sciences Department, University of Florence, Italy
Alberto Lucchini
RN, Head Nurse, General Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department - ASST Monza - San Gerardo Hospital, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Published 2022-06-29


  • Oxygen,
  • Therapy,
  • High Flow,
  • Venturi,
  • Hypoxemia,
  • PEEP
  • ...More


Oxygen therapy should be carefully considered and monitored because, as any other medications, it can cause harm to patients, if used inappropriately. This paper focus on the distinction between low-flow and high-flow oxygen therapy. A discussion about Venturi system for oxygen administration is carried on, given that some authors include it in the low-flow devices group despite its characteristics to deliver high flow therapy.


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