« Previous Page
A nasal cannula is a flexible plastic tube that has a set of
two prongs that can be placed in the nostrils. The tube is connected to an
Oxygen passes through the tube, through the
openings in the prongs, and into the nostrils.
Current as of:
April 12, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Jennifer Merchant, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.