Nasal Cannula

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 source.

Oxygen passes through the tube, through the openings in the prongs, and into the nostrils.

Current as of: August 21, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Jennifer Merchant, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine